Chain Reaction 2.0

  • Duration: 1.5-2hrs
  • Group size: up to 100+

This event challenges groups to build a contraption that achieves an objective in a predetermined number of steps. Teams are challenged with creating their contraption, out of everyday household materials (provided), that performs a specific task, e.g. turning on a light; popping a balloon; sending an email; making a copy; etc.

Additional themes/challenges can be incorporated. It is possible to structure this as one large group activity or as smaller group activities. There are many robust work-related metaphors that can be drawn out of this program.


  • Collaboration
  • Making Connections
  • Building
  • Team Challenge
  • Innovating
  • Project Planning
  • Problem Solving