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Science and Engineering Challenge


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Year 10 students from Hawkesdale P12 College participated in the Science and Engineering Challenge at Deakin University in Geelong on May 8th, 2009.

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Science and Engineering Challenge

  1. 1. Science and Engineering Challenge Deakin University, Geelong Friday 8 th May, 2009
  2. 2. A HOVERCRAFT <ul><li>What can you make from a garbage bag, a polystyrene butchers tray, masking tape, balsa wood and a simple fan mechanism? </li></ul>
  3. 6. BACK TO THE FUTURE? <ul><li>How do you make a turbine to drive a train...... </li></ul>
  4. 10. BALSA WOOD BRIDGE <ul><li>What bridge design is best to resist the “Bridge Buster”? </li></ul>
  5. 14. THE DISH <ul><li>Can you decipher the code from “Outer Space”? </li></ul>
  6. 17. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT A HOUSE <ul><li>Can you construct an “Eco – abode” that collects rainwater, stays cool, resists wind and supports a helicopter? </li></ul>
  7. 20. LEPRECHAUN BAZOOKA! <ul><li>Can you create a compression cannon to knock over a leprechaun? </li></ul>
  8. 24. “ WHO GETS THE WATER?” <ul><li>A challenge to use gravity to your advantage and distribute water effectively. </li></ul>
  9. 26. Hawkesdale P12 College Year 10 students Thanks to University of Newcastle, Deakin University, Geelong and Rotary Australia.