hands-on challenges have been developed by Alberta teachers.
Every effort has been made to ensure the activities
are fair and the project specifications are clear. We
ask that you respect the rules, as well as the intent
of the rules of these activities. If you have any questions
or require clarification, please call us prior to undertaking
the activity. Failure to do so could result in ineligibility
if your design does not meet the project specifications.
in its ninth year, National Engineering Week is an annual
event designed to increase public awareness about the
important role engineering plays in the lives of Canadians.
National Engineering Week (March 4-11) is an opportunity
to celebrate Canada’s engineering achievements, highlight
the academic and career opportunities available in the
discipline of engineering, and demonstrate how Canadian
engineers contribute to the nation’s economy and global
is responsible for regulating the practice of engineering,
geology and geophysics in the province of Alberta.
Outreach Program promotes an interest in the sciences
and science-based careers, working to raise awareness
of the engineering, geology and geophysics professions.
APEGGA’s Outreach Program offers classroom presentations
demonstrating science and math principles, provides
judges for science fairs, participates in career day
events and administers the Teacher Awards program sponsored
addition to the Provincial School Challenge, APEGGA
will once again be sponsoring a newspaper supplement
in Alberta daily newspapers to kick-off National Engineering
Week, Science Olympics in Edmonton, Brooks and Fort
McMurray, corporate challenges in Calgary, as well as
other events around the province.
year’s hands-on science challenges are designed to get
students active in building vehicles and structures
using limited materials. The concepts involved in the
projects are based on principles of physics, combined
with structural and materials engineering principles.
– concepts of mass, density, distribution of mass, centre
of gravity, forces, statics, momentum and torque.
engineering – concepts of stability, balance, structural
design, tension, and compression.
engineering – properties of materials and combining
may be other areas of science, engineering, technology
and mathematics that can be drawn into the activities.
Teachers should tailor content appropriately for the
age and grade level of the students.
contest is open to Alberta students in grades 1
may be made by groups no larger than four. All students
in a group should be in the same grade.
results must be received by APEGGA before 5:00 p.m.
on Friday, March 17, 2000. Please include the distance
traveled by the winning buggy, the names of the
team members, grade level, the school and address
and a teacher contact.
fax or email results to:
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4A2
Fax (780) 425-1722
you have questions or concerns, please call Tracy at
(780) 426-3990 or toll free at 1-800-661-7020 or Stacey
at (403) 262-7714.
you would like to include photos of your schools’ participation
in the School Challenge, please forward them to the
same address as the official results. Photos may be
used on the APEGGA Student web page. Please include
authorization to use photos for publication purposes.
Note that photos will not be returned.
have been donated by APEGGA, and are to be used towards
the purchase of school materials and/or field trips.
Prizes are awarded to each grade level as follows:
winners will be announced by March 31, 2000 and notified