Materials List: Boom Construction

Each group needs:

  • glue stick
  • roll of transparent tape
  • ruler

For the class to share (to be "purchased" by each group):

  • printer or copier paper (can be recycled)
  • construction/craft paper (stiffer than printer paper)
  • index cards

For teachers use only:

  • 12-inch length of fishing line or other nylon/strong string
  • 1-2 foam/paper cup (only one is needed, but have a back-up)
  • variety of incremental weights (between 5 g - 20 g)
  • digital scale (with a resolution of 1g)
  • (optional) LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 ultrasonic sensor. Note: This activity can also be conducted with the older LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set. 
  • (optional) access to computer with Microsoft Excel®