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Tug of War
Lesson 5: Tug of War Competition


Wrap Up Reflection

Now that you have competed in the Tug of War competition, it is time to reflect on everything you have learned by completing a self-reflection. Start a new page in your engineering notebook to begin your reflection.

Rate yourself as a novice, apprentice, or expert on each of the following concepts in your engineering notebook. Provide a brief explanation for why you gave yourself that rating for each concept:

  • How going through the engineering design process affects your overall game strategy
  • Communicating effectively with your team to improve your performance in the competition
  • How iteration improves your performance in the competition

Use this table to help you determine which category you fall under.


I feel that I fully understood the concept and could teach this to someone else.
Apprentice I feel that I understood the concept enough to play the competition.
Novice I feel that I did not understand the concept and do not know how to complete the competition.

What is Next?

Throughout this Unit, you created your best robot for Tug of War as you learned about:

  • Force
  • Center of mass
  • Mechanical advantage

In this next Lesson, you will learn about how all of these concepts are used in different careers!

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