Zip Line (Grades 3-8)

Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Transportation, Distribution & Logistics, Human Services

A recent earthquake has collapsed a bridge, which was the only way out of an island. The islanders are running out of resources quickly, and need help. The only means of transportation remaining is the island’s famous zip line, which includes a section leading from the island to a neighboring city. The students are to design and build a cradle that will safely transport one islander at a time across the zip line from the island to the neighboring city.

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Engineering Outreach for Middle School Students

Kettering Laboratories 565 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254