Hooked On Science – Launch Ping Pong Balls with a Turkey Baster
PLEASE follow these safety precautions when doing any science experiment.
• ALWAYS have an adult present.
• ALWAYS wear the correct safety gear while doing any experiment.
• NEVER eat or drink anything while doing any experiment.
• REMEMBER experiments may require marbles, small balls, balloons, and other small parts. Those objects could become a CHOKING HAZARD. Adults are to perform those experiments using these objects. Any child can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Keep uninflated or broken balloons away from children.
• Turkey Baster
• Ping Pong Balls
STEP 1: Using the turkey baster, engineer a turkey baster ping pong ball launcher, which will launch a ping pong ball at least 15 feet.
STEP 2: Convey your design through sketches, drawings, and a physical model, known as a prototype.
STEP 3: Test the prototype and refine the design by identifying changes that need to be made.
Using the engineering design process, which is a series of steps engineers use to guide them as they solve problems, you designed a turkey baster ping pong ball launcher. Appling a force pushes the ping pong ball, out of the bulb of the turkey baster, through the air.