Water Balloon Launch Challenge
Combining physics and fun!
The Water Balloon Launch Challenge was a perfect tie-in with Dock's Homecoming 2018 emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
Four teams of students competed to design a trebuchet that would propel a water balloon for both distance and accuracy. All four trebuchets worked well—congratulations to the student engineers who designed and built them!
Time to get your engineering on!
When: Homecoming Saturday, October 6, 2018
Assembly only on campus beginning at 12 noon, competition at 2:30
Where: Behind Turf Stadium
Cash prize for 1st place - $300
Limit of 8 teams. 2-4 people per team (including class of 2018)
Email Cody Powis at email@example.com
$20 deposit per team will be returned at competition
Distance Competition – best of 3 attempts
Target/Point Competition – 3 attempts
- Must use trebuchet model
- Size Requirements: Maximum size of 4'W x 6'L x 6'H in ready position
- Permitted Supplies:
- No Metal besides screws/bolts
- No Motors or Hydraulics
- No Glass