II. PINOCCHIO NOSE BUILDING
CONTEST (Grades 7 to 12)
To build the longest free hanging nose possible. The nose must somehow be attached to and directly supported by a student's head.
YOU WILL NEED
Newspaper -- This challenge uses unlimited amounts of newspaper. Collect newspaper early. Try recycling depots or ask students to save newspapers from home. Local print media may be willing to donate extra newspapers.
Masking Tape - 1 roll per team (18mm x 55m)
String - An unlimited amount but students must ask teacher for it
Students can work in teams no larger than four. Junior high students
have one hour to build a free hanging structure that attaches to the
head of a student, and protrudes horizontally from the front of the
body as far as possible. High school students have 30 minutes to build a free hanging structure that attaches to the head of a student and, protrudes horizontally from the front of the body as far as possible. The nose itself can not touch any part of the student's body except the head. However, it can be supported by braces attached to the knees or waist. Judging is done at the end of the time limit and the longest nose horizontally from the front of the body wins.
Please submit photo and measurement of winning entry (one per classroom). In case of a tie, the best designed nose will determine the winner. Entries must be received on or before Monday, November 2, 1998. Please be fair and honest.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. The contest is open to Alberta students in grades 7 through 12.
2. Submissions may be made by groups no larger than four. All students must be in the same grade.
3. All entries must be received at APEGGA on or before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 1998. Results and photo must be included!
Mail entries to: Science Challenge; c/o APEGGA; 15th Floor, Scotia Place, Tower One; 10060 Jasper Avenue; Edmonton, Alberta;
T5J 4A2; Fax: (403) 426-1877
4. Please e-mail or call 1-800-661-7020 (toll free in Alberta) if you have any questions. Back to National Science and Technology Week