Year 9-10 Science and Engineering Challenge at USC

On Wednesday 14 March, 30 Year 9 Science students attended the annual Science and Engineering Challenge at the University of the Sunshine Coast. During the challenge the students completed in groups of three to four against seven other schools from the Sunshine Coast District.

One of our groups received a trophy for winning the Water Turbine challenge which involved the students constructing then testing a model water turbine. The group consisting of Azure Stevenson, Lillian Roach, Lizzie Reedman and Briony Spencer created a model water turbine that spun 493 times with one litre of water. A fantastic design as the next closest was 70 spins behind. Our College was in second place until the final round. Unfortunately, the students scored poorly in the last round seeing us drop to seventh place.

I would like to thank all the students who attended for their exemplary behaviour and enthusiasm throughout the challenge. A special thanks also goes to Mrs Jenny Ritson for helping to supervise throughout the day.

Fenton Doolan, Head of Science

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