On Wednesday the 8th of March, 20 enthusiastic Year 4 and Year 5 students participated in the Pacific Pines State High School Engineering and Applied Sciences Challenge along with 9 other local primary schools.
The students worked in teams to attempt a number of science and engineering challenges that included making a bridge out of spaghetti that would span 50 cm and hold at least 2 kg, create a landing system that would prevent an egg from breaking
when dropped from a specified height, filter dirty water making it perfectly clean, designing a balsa wood plane that would fly amazing distances and build a trebuchet to project a ping pong ball into a bucket. Our students worked together and were able to either win or come second in most challenges. At the end of the day our school had accumulated the most points and was awarded a trophy and a Mini iPad as the champion school.
Congratulation to all the students for their wonderful efforts.