Don't have a motionKit?

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go from momentix machine like this 
to no-mentix machine

Make your own
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Gather these items or similar

  • golf ball

  • rubber band + cork + metal spoon

  • wooden spoon

  • sign + tape

  • stackable things like cards, lotion, legos 

  • roll of tape + cup + skewer + playdough + post it notes

  • legos + string

  • a book

  • blocks

Step 1. make your see-saw lever

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Step 2. make your weights on a string 

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Step 3. make your low lever

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Step 4. start building at the end!

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Tape your sign to the edge of a table

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Flip it up and use your spoon lever to weigh it down.

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Slide something into the fold of your sign. It should be heavy enough to flip it over, but light enough that your spoon lever can hold it

Step 5. add the book ramp

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Use two different sized objects to prop up your book and make it a ramp

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Add a ball to your ramp and block it with your homemade weights on a string

Step 6. add in the starting pieces

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Use two different sized objects to prop up your book and make it a ramp

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Add a ball to your ramp and block it with your homemade weights on a string

Step 7. add lever and dominoes

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Set up your playdough lever
so that it will bump the roll of tape into the legos, and knock them off the table 

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Add the dominoes on the other side of the lever

Voila! A no-mentix machine

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Why we made this guide

  • chain reaction machines teach important science skills

  • everyone should be able to access that, with or without our kit

  • the goal of the motionKit is to make this process easier + faster

  • so that the focus is less on construction challenges and more on science reasoning and invention

Share this guide with parents in your circle!

The motionKit is available for pre-order starting September 14 on Kickstarter