Martian Rover ProjectOn Friday 18th March, as part of British Science Week 2016 the science department hosted the first SJH science week challenge. Teams of 6 students from Stoke Damerel, Marine Academy, Plymouth High School for Girls, All Saints Academy and Sir John Hunt, competed to win the Science Challenge cup.
To tie in with the space theme for science week, the aim was to design and build a ‘Martian rover’ with limited resources. It had to travel unaided from the landing platform to ‘Olympus Mons’ carrying a spherical science station (tennis ball) and stop as close as they could get to the centre of the crater.
Each team was supported by a mentor from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and was given 3 hours to build a working model before the final test. The overall winner was Marine Academy Plymouth, with the innovation cup going to Stoke Damerel. The event was supported and judged by Henry Stephens (Chairman of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers) and by Dave Jordan (Manager of Maplin Plymouth).
(ACL for Science)