Updated: Dec 21, 2018
Over the past few months, Fat Brain Toys Kidventor has been asking kids ages 6-13
"Are your maker skills up to the task? Do you have what it takes to think hard, get creative, get INNOVATIVE, and come up with a winning toy idea?"
The time has come, the deadline has arrived, and the top entries have been picked. Now, it's up to the judges and YOU to decide which one is worthy of the grand prize which includes:
$500 in toys
Winning invention presented at the New York City Toy Fair and potentially sold around the world
Homeschool Concierge would like to introduce you to a fellow homeschooler who has made the final round!!
Remington, age 10, has always found happiness in creating and building new ideas. He is an avid reader of anything Science, Physics and is future-focused. A few of his favorite periodicals are MIT Review, Wired, Popular Science and Popular Mechanics.
Remington has always had a passion for catapults, and while setting out to create his new invention he knew that would be important to somehow include the catapult. When he sat down to invent a game, Pizza Physics came to life very rapidly. He dedicated himself to sewing the 25 toppings and making his game a reality.
Now he needs us, his homeschool community to VOTE for him every day until October 24th! We can help him get Pizza Physics on the shelves!
Pizza Physics is a game that people of all ages can play at any skill level.
The goal of the game is to get the various toppings onto the pizza while using and learning the basics of physics. The game comes with easy, adaptable instructions on how to build your own catapult from a spatula or a spoon. We included the rubber bands and cardboard tube but the fun is to master your catapult building with any cylindrical shape, like a water bottle. Then, once you have tinkered to make your catapult just right, you are ready to launch your toppings onto the pizza.
Each kind of topping weighs a specific amount, for example, the pepperoni would weigh 8 grams while the pineapple may weigh 3 grams. The toppings are felt sewn together stuffed with the specified weight in rice. Then, Velcro is attached to ensure a sticky landing. The players learn how weight and shape affect the trajectory of the toppings.
The players take turns spinning the spinner to decide what topping is to be thrown. Each topping flies differently and interacts with aerodynamics uniquely.
There are three different ways of launching the toppings:
1) hand toss,
2) catapult fling mode while standing up, and
3) catapult on the floor.
There are also 3 ways to position the pizza:
1) hanging on a wall,
2) secured to the pizza box as a stand, or
3) flat on the ground.
With so many ways to play, Pizza Physics will never get old!
Pizza physics encourages constant innovation and imagination by having kids build their own catapult using with 3 common household items. Playing with a wooden spatula versus a plastic spoon greatly changes gameplay.
The player to land 5 toppings first shouts “PIZZA PLEASE!”
The game can be played at all skill levels and is an opportunity to learn and master the many aspects of physics such as motion, force, energy, aerodynamics, geometry, angles, and so much more!
“My main goal is for everyone of all ages to have a lot of fun with Pizza Physics. I really wanted to ensure it was a game my 3-year-old sister could enjoy, too. Many “little kids’ games” are so boring for the older kids who try to play along. With Pizza Physics, there is true competition, even with a 7 year age difference. This builds authentic confidence for all players.” - Remington
Please remember you can vote once a day for Remington and his Pizza Physics game
from October 16th to October 24th at Fat Brain Toys- KidVentor