The Whitney Relay

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The Whitney Relay is a set of interconnectable parts that lets students master the art and science of energy transfer in the tradition of the Rube Goldberg Machine or its contemporary Japanese masterpiece: the Pythagoras Switch. Each student receives 5 ramps, 8 marbles, 6 blocks, and assorted parts to construct a chain reaction that could include your whole class. Thoughtful lessons in mechanics, invention and teamwork.

Pythagoras Switch

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Rube Goldberg

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Whitney Relay 2019

The Whitney Relay

The Whitney Relay

Download 3-5 WR Prog Info rev 9.1.08.pdf (pdf, 67.6kb)
Download 3-5 WR Teach Mat rev 9.1.08.pdf (pdf, 82.7kb)
Download 3-5 WR Stu Mat rev 9.1.08.pdf (pdf, 96.4kb)
Download 6-8 WR Prog Info rev 9.1.08.pdf (pdf, 70.9kb)
Download 6-8 WR Teach Mat rev 9.1.08.pdf (pdf, 59.9kb)

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