Description: Students will be given a mystery set of materials to build a freestanding tower as tall as possible and still support the weight of a tennis ball.
Event Supervisor: Simon Miller
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The platform area on each end of the testing apparatus will be about 12" x 12". These platforms will be a few feet off the ground.
There are no requirements for a specific bridge design. The platform on each side that the bridge rests on will be a flat surface. Each bridge will be unique and determined by the student team.
If after adjusting the testing apparatus to the desired span, the students' bridge extends beyond the support platforms (to the rear or the sides), it will be classified as Tier 2, and ranked with the bridges that did not support a tennis ball.
The material list and quantity will not be known by the participants until they enter the competition room. That information will not be posted outside the competition room. There will be a list posted in the competition room where students can see it, to allow them to double check that their kit is complete.
Students may use any of the materials provided in, and including, the container or bag in the construction of their bridge.