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On Target

First page of the On Target activity

Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 6-12
Publication Year: 2009
Product Number: EG-2009-02-05-MSFC
Subjects: Technology


In this challenge, students follow the engineering design process to do the following:

1. Modify a cup to carry a marble down a zip line.
2. Attach a string to tip the cup.
3. Test their cup by sliding it down the zip line, releasing the marble, and trying to hit a target on the floor.
4. Use test results to improve their system.

On Target  [1MB PDF file]

This activity is part of the On the Moon Educator Guide.

Page Last Updated: December 17th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild