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Division A 2022 Fall Events
Teams will build one paper plane to try and accurately hit a target. This event may take place outside, inside, or both depending on site restrictions for events. If the event takes place outside it may be delayed or canceled if inclement weather with rain or lightning predicted, but not wind. This event has a written test on the possible topics of the basics of flight, parts of a winged aircraft, the history of airplane flight.
Teams will receive a challenge at the competition. The challenge could be anything. For example, building a contraption, creating an ecosystem for an animal, or traveling to a distant star. The team will not have any advance notice of the topic. This is a “hands on” building event that includes a student presentation.
Teams will build a device out of given materials to travel a distance while holding a golf ball and stopping as close to a designated finish point as possible. All building of devices will take place during the competition. This event has a written test on the possible topics of gravity, basic parts of wheeled vehicles and distance, rate and time calculations.
Teams will build a strong, stable tower from index cards and masking tape. The team that builds the highest tower with the fewest cards while holding a mass no less than 100 grams and no more than 1000 grams will be the winner. This event has a written test on the possible topics of bridge building techniques, parts, and related vocabulary.
Online written test
Teams will demonstrate their understanding of the laws of motion and their abilities to calculate data using formulas for force, motion, and vectors. This event will include a test on the scientific steps used during an experiment and may include observations of/or conducting an experiment.
Parachute Straw Egg Drop
Each pair of students will make a device out of paper straws and masking tape, supplied on‐site by the event supervisor, to hold a large raw egg. The device containing the egg will be dropped from a fixed height to a target. This event has a written test on the possible topics of eggs, parts of a parachute, and related vocabulary.
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