Empowering Student Innovation for a Clean Energy Future

Division: E (3-5)
School: Ocean Breeze Elementary Team Size: 3

Energy Overloads

Sophia G, Lincoln and Jude. We are all 4th graders.

It was frustrating as we went through many trials of trying to get it to work. We found the problems that made it stop working and fixed it. We went through many problems, mainly on Sophia’s and Lincoln’s set. We had fun in the process of building it though. Jude’s was very simple and fast to set up! It took him a very short time to set it up while the rest of us took a couple minutes to set up. Some of us were absent on some days when we did the Rube Goldberg so we couldn’t finish as fast. We wanted the video to be a little less boring so Jude added some sound effects. The easiest part of the whole entire setup was the ozobot. We just needed a white piece of card stock and drew and squiggly line in black marker. The ozobot follows that line and then hits a marble. We didn’t have much time to decorate but we did the best we could. It was very frustrating at times but we kept working. We got along with only a little arguing.

Our best success is the last video. We managed 3 complete runs, one we forgot the bell.

Sophia’s planning sheet.

Sophia’s plan
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8 thoughts on “Energy Overloads

  • February 17, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    Great job! I love your reactions when the machine rang the bell! I also really like seeing your blueprint for the project. 🙂

  • February 16, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    This is so cool! I like your blueprints.

  • February 16, 2022 at 10:58 am

    Clever use of the bot to extend the run time. Impressive number of transfers.

  • February 16, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Great work everyone!

    I loved the blueprint to your project, and was really amazed on the transfers of energy.

    Good luck!

  • February 15, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    The description of your process was fun to read and insightful. It’s cool you were able to adjust the time it took for the bot to finish the first step by drawing different lines. Did you have to chase a lot of marbles around after each run? I look forward to seeing what you all can create next year.

  • February 15, 2022 at 8:17 am

    Your write up is very good and honest. I really enjoyed reading it. Great team effort! And yes following the Ozobot along with the sound effects definitely made it more entertaining . Keep it up Sophia G, Lincoln and Jude.


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