Kicking Machine


Students design a machine that kicks a ping-pong ball into a cup lying on its side a foot away, using a pendulum, rubber band, or combination of the two. They learn about potential and kinetic energy as they devise their simple machines.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Hands-On Activities
Discipline:Mechanical
Topic(s):Simple Machines
Grade:6-8
Time:60 minutes or less

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