NANANGO STUDENTS RACE WITH GRAVITY AND CO2
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
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.