Chain Reaction Contraption Contest Orientation Agenda Introduction Rules Tips for Success Questions Contraption demonstration 2007-2008 Chain Reaction Contraption Contest Contest Day Carnegie Science Center Friday, December 7, 2007 7:00AM - 4:00PM Challenge
Complete rules available atwww.chainreactioncontest.org
We encourage any interested students at your school to participate. However, only one team can represent your school at the Chain Reaction Contraption Contest. Some schools have multiple teams build machines and then send the best team’s machine to represent the school. Other schools choose to have the entire class participate as one team, creating one machine. All students participating receive certificates, but only the 4 students who represent the school on Contest Day will be recognized and will be eligible to receive prizes.
Up to 4 home schools may combine efforts to field a 4-student team.
A step is defined as an action that results in another action working towards the final goal of the machine. For example, the act of tipping over a block of wood with a rolling ball is a step. The actual tipping motion of the block is NOT a step, unless it causes another action to occur. A series of the same actions repeated (such as dominoes knocking each other over or a ball hitting another ball) are considered to be one step in the spirit of the Chain Reaction Contraption Contest.
September 28 Registration Deadline
October 5 Design Proposal Deadline
October 19 Photographic Progress Report 1 Deadline
November 2 Photographic Progress Report 2 Deadline
November 16 Photographic Progress Report 3 Deadline
November 30 Media Release Deadline
December 7 Chain Reaction Contraption Contest