NANANGO STU­DENTS RACE WITH GRAV­ITY AND CO2

South Burnett Times - - SOUTH BURNETT SCHOOL NEWS -

ON THURS­DAY, Au­gust 31, Nanango State High School hosted a Pri­mary STEM drag­ster race day for Nanango State School, Black­butt State School, Be­narkin State School and Yar­ra­man State School.

Drag­sters made of balsa planks had been built by the stu­dents over the last two terms.

The first event was a grav­ity race where drag­sters were run down ramps and the cars that trav­elled the long­est dis­tance were moved on to the CO2 race.

The CO2 race in­volved shoot­ing cars down a race­track pow­ered by CO2 bulbs.

It was a great day with more than 180 stu­dents at­tend­ing and com­pet­ing on the day.

There were awards for drag­ster de­sign and cre­ativ­ity, the grav­ity race and the CO2 race for each school as well as over­all win­ners for the CO2 and grav­ity races.

Awards were given out by Kirstie Schu­macher and Glenn Lums­den from Stan­well.

Thanks to Nanango State High School staff and stu­dent helpers for their as­sis­tance as well as the Pri­mary School STEM lead­ers for get­ting the stu­dents and drag­sters there on the day. — Skye Dou­glass

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

OFF AND RAC­ING: The drag­ster race at Nanango State High School be­gins. Drag­sters power down the course at the Pri­mary STEM race day. Stu­dents from Nanango, Be­narkin, Black­butt and Yar­ra­man State Schools who en­joyed the STEM day hosted by Nanango SHS.

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