The Energy of Pinball

For the past week in 8th grade science at Midview Middle School, students have been using their knowledge of the different types of potential energy, and applying it to construct a WORKING pinball game.  Their goal (given certain supplies) was to create a game that uses Elastic Potential Energy as well as Gravitational Potential Energy to get it to work. A lot of problem solving and trial and error (and patience) helped our students make these games a success.  Here are a few of the games that students created successfully and played.
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