Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Barbie Bungee Jumping?

Yeah, It's Math Class for Eights

By Harriet, Keara and Rachel

The 8th graders of Team Sirius have spent the past few weeks enjoying the ultimate math class-- bungee jumping barbies. In preparation for the big jump, we dropped the barbies in the Math Room, testing the amount of rubber bands that we needed. Mr. Scott gave us the maximum of 10 rubber bands. Extrapolating the estimate number of rubber bands needed to keep Barbie and Ken from hitting their heads on the floor, while giving them the thrill of their lives. While getting the the data we made tables to keep track of how far different amounts of rubber bands would stretch. Once we finished getting data we had to weigh the Barbie, or Ken that we were given.