B – Middle School
NC Essential Standards Alignment:
Science as Inquiry
Event Score Sheet:
National Event Page:
Safety Glasses, Rocket, unmodified ping pong ball
The winning score is the longest single ping-pong-ball-landing time, with the second flight being a tie-breaker if needed.
Unaltered ping pong ball – the parachute cannot be attached to the ball with glue. Tape of any kind is allowed.
Prior to the tournament, teams will design, build, and bring up to two bottle rockets to the tournament to launch a ping pong ball to stay aloft for the greatest amount of time.