Div B – Middle School
NC Essential Standards Alignment:
Science as Inquiry
Event Score Sheet:
National Event Page:
None, this is a NC only event.
For both regionals and states in 2019, the devices to be built are limited to an elevated bridge, cantilever, arch or tunnel.
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. The task parameters will be clearly outlined for the teams. At the end of the build time, teams will test their structures to determine the winner.
Teams are not required to bring anything. Teams MAY bring 1 scissors, 1 ruler, a stopwatch, and something to write with.
The scoring guidelines will be clearly outined in the task instructions. A primary and secondary parameter will be given. The primary parameter will be used for ranking teams, the secondary parameter will be used to break ties.
Ping Pong Ball Plucker
How to tear Duct Tape
How to make duct tape sheets
How to shape duct tape
Making 3D duct tape shapes
This event is sponsored by Shurtape Technologies, LLC