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Finch Jousting

Have your Finch participate in a medieval game of accuracy and skill!

 

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BEGINNER: Level 1 or Level 2

Your goal is to knock a ping pong ball off of an upside paper cup. To do this you will need to engineer a jousting stick and attach it to your Finch.

Once your Finch can knock the ball off the cup, place it about 60 cm (2 feet) back and 30 cm (1 foot) over from the target. Write a program using move and turn blocks that reliably knocks the ball off the cup.

    MATERIALS

    Masking tape, bendy straws, pipe cleaners, plastic cutlery, craft sticks.

    INTEGRATION

    Study jousting and other medieval tournament games to learn about the origins of this sport.