Allie's Baketball Dream-inspired 

Hoop-Shooting Ballistic Machine


Literacy meets STEM in this fun-filled project inspired by Allie's Basketball Dream by Barbara E. Barber

Allie's Baketball Dream-inspired 

Hoop-Shooting Ballistic Machine


Literacy meets STEM in this fun-filled project inspired by Allie's Basketball Dream by Barbara E. Barber


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Read the book and discuss concepts like passion, perseverence, and challenges of gender stereotypes.


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Watch the video and learn about how much engineering goes into basketball.



Design, build and adapt a basketball-ballistic machine that make the hoop every time!



Record your data, analyze it, and get ready for more fun, hands on extensions in class and at home!


  • Student guide and templates
  • Student video
  • Literacy Extension

Facilitator guide

Print student booklets

Watch the full tutorial

Or just get inspired:

Suggested Materials

GOBOX Classroom Kit

gobox - classroom kit

Each  GOBOX comes with over 400 connectors, 500 cardboard shapes for a class of 25 - 30.

$219.95

Machine Maker Add-On 

Machine Maker Supply Set*

This add-on kit has everything a class of 25 needs to make simple machines.

$34.95

Go-Packs

GO-Pack Maker Kit

One per team of 2-3 students for a great collaborative experience

$27.99
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stem with friends remote playdates

3DuxDesign wants to help keep kids connected. let us host a STEM With Friends Remote Playdate. Send each friend a kit and we will schedule a free design/build activity for you  and 5-10 of your besties  

Contact marci@3duxdesign.com for details

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