ORLANDO, FL — Forty-nine students from five counties will test their skills this weekend in an engineering competition at the Orlando Science Center.
Sixteen teams will participate in the Curtis Kinetic Science Competition on Saturday.
Photo: Students build unique machines at the Orlando Science Center’s upcoming competition
This annual tournament focuses on middle school students’ ability to transform everyday objects into motion systems modeled after Rube Goldberg’s machines.
Objects used in carving must be donated, found, or purchased for less than $100.
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Students build innovative designs using Florida Sunshine State scientific standards, moving parts, and energy sources.
Guests will be able to view projects from 10am to 2pm, students will demonstrate their projects from 1pm to 2pm, and winners will be announced at the end.
The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize and the category winner will receive $250. Teachers also receive prize money.
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