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ERIC Number: EJ957253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Launch Creativity with Ping-Pong Ball Challenge
Kornoelje, Joanne; Roman, Harry T.
Tech Directions, v71 n3 p27-29 Oct 2011
Educators at Thomas A. Edison Middle School have worked together to bring invention information and activities to life. One activity in particular, Ping-Pong Ball Invention Challenge, has proven a great success. The Ping-Pong Ball Invention Challenge was inspired by the basic rules for PBS's "Design Squad"'s "Pop Fly" activity. In this article, the authors discuss how middle school students devise a variety of ways--some quite ingenious--for propelling a Ping-Pong ball high into the air using only a paint stirring stick, a ruler, duct tape, and paper. (Contains 5 figures and 4 photos.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A