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Science and Engineering Challenge

On Wednesday 3 July,  31 students from Years 9 and 10 competed against seven other schools at Western Sydney University in the Science and Engineering Challenge.

 

Students were required to work in teams of four on tasks for four hours, designing, testing and problem solving in such areas as electronic communication, power management, bridge construction, building a model of a working hand, string puzzles, structure, load design and construction, earthquake proof tower construction and Mars rover construction. Students worked tenaciously and extremely co-operatively in their teams and were a credit to PCS. The highlight at the end of the day was the bridge testing in which our School bridge won easily by being able to carry the heaviest load without collapsing.

 

Our congratulations to the whole team and each student as we were the overall winner on the day. Many thanks to Mr Rob Moor for providing invaluable bridge design advice prior to the competition and for assisting on the day.

 

Chris Roberts

Science Teacher

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