2017 State-Wide Rules:
A team of 4 students will work together on the project. Each project must use at least 1 motor.
Teams may use up to 1400 pieces. Any pieces, as long as they are K’Nex, may be used.Schools must bring their K’Nex kits on the day of the competition.
Students will have 2 hours to put together their project at the competition.
No pieces may be brought to the competition already joined.
Each team will need to bring a journal and a blueprint to the competition.
Each team will need to prepare a presentation (max 2 minutes) on their model and how they answered the challenge. Middle school students will also need to present their inventory.
Your team has been hired to create a new amusement park. However, this new amusement park is making “green” a priority. The owners are working to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer and are creating a fun family park that will inspire others to be environmentally friendly. You will need to create a ride for this new park. Your ride must represent the environmentally friendly approach that the owners are requiring.
Additional Middle School Challenge
Teams competing in the grades 6-8 division will also be asked to present a budget of their project. They will need to inventory each K’Nex piece they use and list a price for each piece. They will need to present their inventory and an overall cost of their project.