Our 2023 challenges came with a resource sheet for your learner - just click the title of interest to access the pdfs
Do you want to understand the connection between space & mineral exploration? Improve your knowledge about waves playing with a Moire pattern animation illusion; bring it to the event & take part in the Exosphere Challenge. Place your Geode in the sand, connect to the satellite, analyse the data, & beat everyone to the punch identifying the minerals hidden in the sandpit! Exploration is changing!
Be a Structural Engineer! Structural engineers are a specialized type of civil engineer. They focus on designing strong buildings that can support their own weight and the weight of everything in them while also standing up to forces of wind, weather, temperature, and earthquakes. Work in teams to develop a free standing structure, 20cm tall min & holding a weight! Are you up for the challenge?
This is an opportunity for intrepid learners to test their engineering skills as they build their own pipeline to transport a golf ball or a ping pong ball across the purpose-built, Science Alive! pipeline arena. What ingenious method will you and your team use to get to the end?
In this challenge, students design an artwork to attach to a Stobie Pole that tells a story or shares a message about renewable energy. As a group, increase awareness about sustainability and/or renewable energy in a positive way.
Are you a budding paper engineer? Test your skills as you fold, flip and fly your way to victory in the Science Alive! Paper Plane Challenge. Build your own paper plane and then put it through its paces in the purpose-built paper plane arena. Be in the running to be named the Champion for longest distance flown.