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Missile Launch Team Building Exercise

Your team have to design and build a target and two devices that can launch a missile. The devices are required to launch the missile over the target which will be set 10 metres away from the launch point. 30 minutes in to the activity you will be allowed to take two practice shots using a golf ball. The final shot will be made using an egg.

The first 10 minutes of the activity must be spent on planning and no building is allowed in this time. The structure must be free standing and not supported by any person or object. It must be portable and when being fired in cannot be secured to the ground artificially. The only pressure applied must be to the firing mechanism.

Teams need to identify the main problem which is control at the point of release of the missile. If groups do not spend enough time planning and discussing this will become evident during the practice shot at which time the groups will have a short time (10 minutes) to correct any mistakes.

Suggested Learning Outcomes

  • Cooperation
  • Creative thinking
  • Goal setting
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
Missile Launch Team Building Exercise

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