Tasmanian Science Talent Search 2017 (Hobart)

Ian Pattie will present the 2017 TSTS Technology Challenge and share ideas around the making, materials and judging conditions for this year’s Technology Challenge.
History of Flight Challenge
The history of flight has evolved from an envy of the freedom of birds to massive metal cylinders carrying hundreds of people over huge distances. This challenge seeks to encapsulate some of the evolution of the heavier-than-air machines that has led to modern flight.
The History of Flight challenge is in three stages and is based on mono-wing and multi-wing gliders and model aeroplanes using cardboard and paper constructions, flying indoors in a gymnasium or a multi-purpose room. (NB: For further information see page 6 of the TSTS Information booklet available on the TSTS page of the STAT web site – www.stat.org.au )
Engineering Challenge
Marj Colvill will give a brief rundown of the guidelines regarding the Engineering Challenge together with possible opportunities for older students. Some examples from previous years will be shared.
Who:               All teachers of Science from Prep to Year 8 (Technology) (NB –challenges will be appropriate to the year level in schooling) and Years 5 to 12 for Engineering – challenge is open. Information regarding the increased level of support for students in years 7 – 12 will also be shared.
Cost:                $40 per participant (NB: STAT members are entitled to a 60% discount – i.e. $16.00). NB – An invoice will be generated upon registration
Food:               Light refreshment will be provided.
Registration:  Registrations close at COB on Friday May 5th. To obtain a registration form, please contact Marj Colvill at marjcol@bigpond.net.au