Highlighted Events: Hands-on, Minds-on Activities


Given a scenario and possible suspects, teams will perform a series of tests. These tests, along with other evidence or test results will be used to solve a crime and name the perpetrator.

Elastic Launch Glider

The object of this event is to design, build and test two elastic-launched gliders designed for the highest time aloft. This event challenges students to build and test gliders that must be launched at floor level, ascend to a high point and then transition into a slow descending glide pattern.                                                                                                                     

Bottle Rockets

Prior to the tournament, teams design and construct up to two rockets designed to stay aloft for the greatest amount of time.

Duct Tape Challenge

This event is a build-on-site event. Teams will arrive at the competition and be given a set of materials, primarily Duck Tape, and a task. They will then have a given amount of time to complete whatever task they are assigned, such as building the tallest tower, widest bridge, most bouyant boat, etc.

View the full schedule at the NCSO Website regarding tournament information!


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