2014 Events & Rules

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Academic Olympiad On-site competition running continuously during the Challenge. Questions on science, technology, engineering and math appropriate to grade level.

Aluminum Boat On-site competition running continuously during the Challenge.  The objective is to”load” a boat or vessel with the greatest number of pennies, until the boat sinks.

Chemical Switch Design a chemical reaction that will interrupt an electrical circuit for a light bulb.

Digital Poster Digital Poster incorporates this year’s theme into a digital poster design. You may use computer graphics, digital photos, etc.

Electric Motor Design, build and test an electrical motor powered by a dry cell battery that rotates at the highest possible speed. Rules are revised from 2011

Extreme Engineering Be prepared to design and build something on site with materials that will be provided to you. This is the third year for this competition and will require only a strong team and a good attitude. The team will be given the design challenge upon registration at the event.

Mini-Math Contest On-site competition running continuously during the Challenge. Questions primarily on math topics appropriate to grade level. Separate questions for Junior High and High School Students.


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Paper Plane Distance Design, document, fabricate (or fold), and submit for flight testing a “paper” airplane to demonstrate maximum distance of flight.

Paper Plane Duration Design, document, fabricate (or fold), and flight-test a “paper” airplane to demonstrate maximum duration of flight.

Ping Pong Ball Launcher Design, build and test a ping-pong ball launcher powered by a common household mousetrap that will propel as many ping-pong balls as possible into a target.

Robot Design, build and test an electrically controlled and powered robot which moves steel washers in sequence from one location to another.

Rubber Band Powered Vehicle Design, build and test a rubber band powered vehicle, which will carry a load the greatest distance.

Toothpick Bridge Design and build a model bridge, which will bear the most weight, using only wood toothpicks and carpenter’s wood glue. rules

Wacky Wonder Works Design a mechanism that will do an assigned task with as many steps as possible.  The task is completely unzip a six inch long zipper, or unzip a longer zipper by at least six inches.

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