Domino effect

The giant machine for the small ball

Create a path for balls using simple but ingenious machines (the inclined plan, lever, pulley, winch, and wedge) to produce an amazing domino effect: young scientists will rise to the challenge by assembling ten platforms of a large wooden machine. Understanding a complex physical phenomenon becomes child’s play!

Objectives at the elementary level:

  • Describe the use of simple machines.
  • Recognize simple machines (lever, inclined plane, screw, pulley, winch and wheel) used in daily life.
  • Identify the necessary elements to assemble the machine.
  • Properly install simple machines (lever, inclined plane, screw, pulley, winch and wheel).
  • Describe energy transformations from one of its form into another (e.g. potential energy into kinetic energy).

Our needs

  • A space of approximately 5 metres is needed to assemble the structure at the end of the class.
  • Five teams must be created before the animator arrives.

Additional charges

  • Travel costs (minimum $ 25) based on distance apply.
  • In 60-minute workshops, if there are more than 5 groups on schedule, the workshops will be spread over more than one day and the transportation costs will have to be adjusted accordingly.
  • Additional fees will be charged if there is a delay of more than 90 minutes between two workshops.



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