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Scientific Challenge: Take a Roller Coaster of a Ride

By: Tina Shaffer

Are your kids fanatical about amusements parks? With thrilling rides, tasty foods, grand performances and addictive games, what’s not to love and be curious about? Our Scientific Challenge blends the research and curiosity of science with the thrill and creativity of theater arts, and for this year’s Challenge, Unlikely Attraction, your kids will have the opportunity to explore one of the best places on Earth… amusement parks!

For this Challenge, students will need to work together in teams to explore different scientific concepts used in amusement park attractions and then use what they’ve learned to design and build their own team-created attraction. They’ll also create a story that features their attraction and present it at a local tournament. But what happens when an amusement park attraction operates somewhere else? Teams will create and present a story about their attraction operating in an unlikely location and will bring their unlikely location to life using sights and sounds.

Check out this season’s Scientific Challenge preview video below and download our First Look document to get a more in-depth look at Unlikely Attraction.

 

Full Challenge details will be made available to all teams on September 1. Purchase your 2017-18 Team Number today!

Check out our other 2017-18 Team Challenges.