Nine family teams had their design and construction skills put to the test in this year’s Prep School Science-DT Family challenge on Thursday 18 May.

  • The DT challenge: to manufacture a marble run, using just tape and two cardboard boxes in just 40 minutes.
  • The aim: to ensure that the marble reached the bottom of the run in one minute. 
  • The teams were judged on their creative flair, engineering skills and how close they were to 60 seconds!
  • The Science challenge: to use an inertia balance (wooden metre stick) plus conversion graph.
  • The aim: to weigh some rocks as accurately as possible.

As always, the Family Challenge proved to be a great evening; testing communication and team work under time-constraints.

Thank you to everyone who took part, and congratulations to the Hawthorne (Connor) Family who retained their crown and walked away with the victory and coveted Golden Bunsen Burner.

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