CreateKit Pinball Machine Kit
Students brainstorm and work together to build their own pinball machines using the Engineering Design Process!
This challenge encourages students to think critically, while also rewarding them with a fun game to play afterwards. Working in a team, they conceptualize, sketch, and build a pinball machine according to parameters set by the teacher. The challenge may encourage students to include a certain number of obstacles, working flippers, or limit the size of the machine footprint. They use the Engineering Design Process to troubleshoot any issues with their machine. After the lesson wraps up, students can enjoy playing their custom pinball machines! From carboard and cups to craft sticks and table tennis balls, the set includes everything needed to build your own pinball machine. Full contents list below. Recommended for Elementary and up.
The included lesson direction details setup instructions, activities by grade level, learning objectives, and teaching suggestions to expand lessons.
CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not for under 3 yrs.
- Construction Paper, 200 Sheets
- Cups (7 oz), Set of 50
- Assorted Rubber Bands, Pack of 320
- Carboard, 100 Sheets
- Jumbo Craft Sticks, Set of 100
- Table Tennis Balls, 6 Ea
- Brads, Set of 100
- Tape, 2 Rolls
- Lesson Direction