February 20, 2016 - Students in Grades 5-8
Motivating students to stretch the capacity of their unlimited imaginations, Orlando Science Center challenges students to transform ordinary and found objects into a kinetic system. Awards will be given based on problem-solving, best use of science and mechanical innovation.
All winners receive medals. The Best in Fair teammates share a $500 prize. Teams who will Best Use of Science and Most Innovative awards each share a $250 prize. The Best in Fair team’s sponsoring teacher also wins $250!
Curtis Kinetic Science Competition 2016 Information
Registration Deadline: February 5, 2016
Competition and Awards Ceremony: February 20, 2016
Be sure to check out the new requirements:
Curtis Kinetic Science Competition Requirements
Download and fill out the Registration Form:
Curtis Kinetic Science Competition Registration Form
23 February 2015
Posted in Curtis Kinetic Science Competition
Orlando Science Center's Curtis Kinetic Science Competition is a science competition geared toward fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders which allows students to use their creativity and science knowledge to win money for their science class or club.
The competition fosters teamwork and hands-on learning while motivating students to stretch the capacity of their imaginations by transforming ordinary and found objects into a kinetic sculpture. The Curtis Kinetic Science Competition focuses on Florida Sunshine State Standards for Science including energy, force and motion, and the nature of science.
Projects resemble those made famous by American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg. Machines are assembled using household, store-bought and disposed-of items and are designed to perform a simple task in complex fashion. By utilizing kinetic energy, a single action sets events in motion that result in a domino effect.
Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez Photography