Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Hong Kong STEM Challenge

Our Materials:
Here are the materials we used:
6 x long sticks
1 x  wooden square
2 x pipe cleaners
2 x straws
1 x 1m ruler
11 x plastic cubes
1 x bunch of popsicle sticks
4 x wooden small flat pieces

Challenge #1 - Build a structure with a cube as the base:
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Challenge 1 was really hard because our structure fell a couple of times.  The hard thing about this  challenge is that there was a time limit and if it kept falling we would have to start over again.  I think we did well for our first structure, but now  I think we can do better for the next one.

Challenge #2 - Build the tallest structure that you can and your base can be any size:
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Challenge 2 was really hard because we had to build the tallest structure but the problem was it kept tumbling down.  We ended up being disqualified because we had to many of one material.  But at least we participated and tried, we thought we could complete the next challenge and we did. We think it was because the weight was not equal on both sides.  But then we decided to put two blocks on both sides so it would be an equilateral structure..and that was not allowed and we got disqualified.

Challenge #3 -  Build a structure with something that balances off the side of it:

Challenge 3 was really easy because the block/stick were sitting on the big flat bored.  The hard thing about it was making the little pieces on top balance.  We could have done better, just by sticking it out more, but at least we tried.

By Philip, Kisayah and Mereana

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