STEM Olympics Day 2012
Today The Radclyffe School held a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Olympics Day. The students were in teams (countries) that took part in a series of Olympics themed challenges. The teams (countries) were provided with the materials to create their machines for the challenges in marquees beside the outdoor sports track. Each team had assistance from STEM professionals/academics from the Oldham community.
The challenges included:
Sprinting Event – Fastest Vehicle Over a Distance of 10 metres
Members of each team had to design and make a self-propelled vehicle that could travel over a distance of 10 metres as fast as possible.
Throwing Event – Accurate Throwing device over 5 metres distance
Members of each team designed and made a device that could throw an egg accurately to a target at 5 metres.
Swimming Event – Fastest to travel across 3 metres of water
Members of each team had to design and make a vehicle that could cross 3 metres of water as quickly as possible.
Distance Running Event – Vehicle that can travel the furthest distance under its own power
Members of each team had to design and make a vehicle that could travel under its own power the longest distance.
The winning team is still being deliberated whilst external judges submit their votes.