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OPEN TO PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The BAE Systems challenge returns to bring F1® racing to the water!

STEM Hub and the F1 Australian Grand Prix proudly present the BAE Systems Australia sponsored Powerboat Challenge.

 

The Challenge encourages young minds to think like engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs by engaging students in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) methods while supporting key aspects of the Science Inquiry Skills strand from the Victorian and Australian education curriculum.

 

The Challenge is open to all primary and secondary school students giving them an opportunity to learn about STEM in the context of motorsport and marine engineering, while discovering the various shipbuilding careers at BAE Systems Australia.

THE CHALLENGE 

1. Schools are asked to address the following question/s.

(Please note: Primary Schools must address Question 1. Secondary Schools must address Questions 1 and 2).   

 

Question 1: 

“If you were asked to design a winning powerboat what STEM principles from F1® racing would you use and why?”

 

Question 2: 

“What design aspects would you change if you wanted to maximise the sustainability of your powerboat? Would it have a negative or positive impact on the performance of the powerboat? ”

2. Students will be required to create a slide-based presentation using a maximum of 10 slides.

3. Presentations must be submitted via email to the Australian Grand Prix. 

4. Six teams (3 Primary Schools and 3 High Schools) will be selected to present their ideas. 

5. All teams must download the Challenge guidelines, rubric and STEM learning material (1 document) which can be found either here or via the download button below. 

6. Please see dates below for important deadlines. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

17

MARCH

Presentations must be submitted by 5PM

24

MARCH

Schools notified of success

7

APRIL

Three primary school teams will present on stage at the Australian Grand Prix

8

APRIL

Three high school teams will present on stage at the Australian Grand Prix

COUNTDOWN TO SUBMISSION DEADLINE

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TEAMS MUST DOWNLOAD THE CHALLENGE GUIDELINES & RUBRIC

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IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS GET IN TOUCH 

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