# Ci Activity: Physics Zipline Adventure

### Unforgettable & mentally engaging

Unforgettable and mentally engaging - words that describe our Physics Zipline Adventure which is one of our many STEM activities designed to challenge the mind and engage the heart this summer at our Ci 2.0 7-day experience.

The Physics Zipline Adventure was one of the most favored STEM activities of Camp Infinity. Here is a summary of the STEM that students experienced in this event:

• build a clinometer

• used a straw, string, metal washer and protractor to make

•  enables the user to measure an angle from horizontal

• measure the height of the towers

• measure the distance from where you stand to the base of the object of which you want to measure the height

• look through the straw portion of the clinometer at the position you of which you want to find the height

• the washer will hang from the string over the number on the protractor that corresponds to the angle

• using trigonometry you can calculate the height of the object if you know the angle and the distance you are standing from the object

• why? – it helps calculate the length of the cable the camper will ride which is used to calculate his speed

• determine how to calculate speed using a zipline simulator

• used to help campers figure out how to calculate speed

• gave opportunity to engineer and modify a carrier design

• ride the zipline and measure speed

• used a stopwatch to take the time measurements which were used with the distance of the cable to calculate the average speed

• collect & analyze the data

• afterward we did the math

• used trigonometry to solve for length of cable the campers rode and divided by time from stopwatch

To experience this and many other unforgettable STEM activities, apply for our 7-Day STEM & Worldview camp this summer!

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