Picture related to Ci Activity: Physics Zipline Adventure

Ci Activity: Physics Zipline Adventure

Unforgettable & mentally engaging

« Return to Main Page

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




clinometers

 


  • 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




carrier basket basket on simulator




  • 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





zipline




  • 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




analyze analyzing




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

Picture of Dan Wooster

Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 4 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

Featured Authors

Picture of Jason Goff
Jason Goff

Jason is the social media manager for Camp Infinity. He loves helping us tell the stories of Ci through the digital mediums of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Picture of Avery Foley
Avery Foley

Avery Foley is a blog writer for Camp Infinity. She holds a bachelors of science in biblical studies and a masters of arts in theological studies. She’s originally from Canada but lives with her husband and young son in Kentucky where she works as a writer for a creation apologetics organization.

Picture of Dan Wooster
Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 4 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

Picture of Georgia Purdom
Georgia Purdom

A member of our advisory board, Georgia is a most gifted author, researcher and speaker for Answers in Genesis.

Picture of Jeremy Ervin
Jeremy Ervin

Dr. Jeremy Ervin is the Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Cedarville University. With his experience in providing professional learning for K-12 teachers and his time teaching pedagogy in higher education, he recognizes how the 21st Century classroom needs to center on the engagement of the learner with enduring understandings.

Picture of Robert Ring
Robert Ring

RJ is a blog writer for Camp Infinity and a student at Bob Jones University majoring in engineering. He loves considering the science and technology claims of science fiction stories. He also loves reading. Throughout his life he has been a dreamer, imagining a never ending series of what ifs and maybes. From a young age, God gave him a passion for learning all he could about the world around him.

Categories