This fun little activity is a great way to demonstrate how such an integral system component such as the conveyor belt, follows rather simple properties.
Wash and dry the carton
Cut the spout end of the carton, and one of the faces:
Poke two holes on each side, making sure you line them up as best you can. Make the holes wide enough to fit the markers through
Pull the markers back out from the second hole, and wrap a rubber band around each one tightly, and then slot back into the hole
Cut a piece of paper shorter than the width of the carton. You may need to attach another piece of paper the same width to the end to make it longer.
Feed the paper around the pens and pull it taut then tape together. Also tape the edges of the spare paper that is inside the conveyor belt to tuck it away.
Step 7: Feel free to decorate the belt!
Your conveyor belt is ready to operate! Start off with light items, then progress to heavier ones. Will it need any reinforcements? If so, use the spare cardboard, and figure out the best way to improve it’s structural integrity.
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