Kids love sharing their projects with other people, but especially other kids. This is a virtual event that will let your kiddo showcase their accomplishment in building a leprechaun trap. Students will create videos demonstrating their leprechaun trap. The videos will be posted into a private Facebook group. This is a GREAT first step towards a science fair project.
This challenge will follow Rube Goldberg type strategies. This means that students will be creating a chain reaction to cause the leprechaun to be trapped, but the best part is that the more complicated the better. If you feel a little overwhelmed, don’t be. I will be posting videos and ideas in the Facebook group to help get those creative juices going.
Simple Machines, Creativity, Elbow Grease & a Camera – What could go wrong?
This is a Leprechaun Trap Challenge using simple machines and ingenuity, in addition to a little elbow grease. Are you ready for the challenge? Create a leprechaun trap and get ready for fun. The challenge requires simple machines for most age groups and lots of fun for all. Once you pay the entry fee, you will immediately receive the information sheet and be able to join the private Facebook group. The video presentations are due on March 17th, 2017. This is ideal for homeschoolers who might not get to participate in sharing their creations as often.
Basic Information for The Leprechaun Trap Challenge
The entry fee is $3/family. The challenge is divided into age groups. The number of participant families in the challenge will determine prizes. The download includes contest rules. Rubrics used to evaluate projects will be provided shortly. There are no refunds for this challenge regardless of your decision to participate.
This project does not allow adult consultation. That is why the age groups are important. Adults can help with execution at the student’s direction, but cannot help in designing the project. Small teams of 2-4 are allowed. If the team has mixed ages, the group will be allowed one entry in the highest age group.
If your student needs a little help with simple machines, grab the download from here.
4-7 (simple machines not required)
8-11 ( 2 different simple machines)
12-14 (3 different simple machines)
15 & up (3 different simple machines)