February 21, 2015 - 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.
Best in Fair winners receive $500 to the team and medals to the team members! Prizes of $250 are also awarded to Best use of Science and Most Innovative, and to the winning school’s sponsoring teacher.
Curtis Kinetic Science Competition 2015 Information
Registration Deadline: February 6, 2015
Set-up: February 20-21, 2015
Judging and Awards Ceremony: February 21, 2015
Be sure to check out the new requirements!
Curtis Kinetic Science Competition Requirements
25 February 2010
Posted in Curtis Kinetic Science Competition
Presented by Stephen H. Goldman Foundation
Motivating students to stretch the capacity of their unlimited imaginations, the Orlando Science Center challenged students to transform ordinary and found objects into artistic kinetic sculptures. More than 100 students in 30 teams from six schools in Orange, Seminole, Lake, and Polk counties displayed their movable works of art on Saturday, February 20 during the Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge.
Students in grades 5th to 9th were asked to create unusual sculptures and wacky inventions using combinations of movable parts, everyday objects, and independent sources of energy. Teams used objects found, donated, or purchased for less than $100 dollars in the engineering and construction of their sculptures. The competition requirements incorporate the Florida Sunshine State Standards for Science. The Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge is presented by The Stephen H. Goldman Foundation, Inc.