Materials List: Toxic Island:
Designing Devices to Deliver Goods

  • notebooks
  • stopwatch or timer
  • assortment of building supplies such as large sheets of cardboard, Styrofoam, aluminum foil, paper, saran wrap, plastic bottles, cardboard, construction paper, straws, bubble wrap, rubber bands, string, paper or binder clips, mouse traps, clothes and safety pin, popsicle sticks, spoons, cups, paper plates, and yard sticks
  • assortment of adhesives and cutting tools such as stapler, duct tape, white glue, cement glue, hot glue, tape, box cutter, and scissors
  • blue tarp, 3.7 m x 3.7 m (12 ft. x 12 ft.) to represent the ocean
  • plastic pail, 9 L (~5 gallons), to represent the island
  • box of “supplies” to be delivered to the island; this can be a toy or stuffed animal, or a box decorated like a supply delivery