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Anatomy (Respiratory, Muscular)
Can't Judge A Powder
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Science Crime Busters
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Team and Coaches (no order):
Lead - Emily Pool (Yes, I am she)
Yashu: "Wait, the competition is
Here is the scoresheet from Laingsburg:
This is the formula - play around with height and weight to see how the Structural Efficiency changes. Shorter is stronger, taller is more points, but your bracing effectively shortens your spans....
Note: Bending the balsa wood DID NOT WORK. I tried with various densities, and none worked, the fibers started snapping even if I bent it slowly.
12/2/11 Here are a couple of links from Coach Spiegel. Review and organize or delete as you find them useful:
NC Science Olympiad how to attach sides of tower
NC Science Olympiad how to glue balsa
(to laminate and cut strips?)
Wisconsin Science Olympiad Tower Presentation
HOW TO MAKE DIAGONAL BRACING THAT FITS
A tower was built in Grandville using a provided design (good process techniques were learned!)
The team found a couple of websites for bridge designing - Time to Play!
The team is working on some new designs
Emily is building another tower over Thanksgiving. if you'd like to get your hands on some balsa and build a tower as well, please take the initiative and go talk to her. She will give you some directions, measurements, and send you on your way. (No, she will NOT yell at you)
Trial Event info
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"