Div B – Middle School
NC Essential Standards Alignment:
Science as Inquiry, 7.P.2, PSc.1.1., Phy.1.1, Phy.1.2
See the National rules manual
Event Score Sheet:
National Event Page:
High impact safety glasses, device, something to write with
This is a construction event. Prior to the competition teams will build and test a device powered by up to 2 battery-powered motors that will move a device down a track. Competitors will also be tested on their knowledge of classic mechanics and related topics.
Teams MUST bring safety glasses & their device (in a labeled box). They may also bring any tools necessary to calibrate the device and a reference binder of any size. Only the device in the box needs to be impounded.
Event Leaders will provide the testing area, measuring apparatus and written test.
High score wins, with a combination of hovercraft score and exam score.
Many teams get caught up in the excitement of competition and forget to notify event leaders before one or more of their runs. This is a penalty easily avoided!
Regional test from 2017 (note – this is the electronic version we have. Some changes were made to the hard copies for various regionals, please do not contact us with concerns about the answer key.)