November 25, 2013
Bladen Lakes Primary School’s Science Olympiad Club recently held a roller-coaster engineering contest. These third- and fourth-grade students worked collaboratively to construct roller coasters with paper pipes, tape and marbles. The student groups engineered smaller models prior to constructing the actual roller coasters. The winning team engineered the coaster with the most loops and bends. The judges awarded 50 extra points to teams that were able to get the marble through the coaster and land in the cup at the end of its journey. The winning team was made up of Lauren Gooden, Shakaira Melvin, Nathan Lee, Jenna Lambert and Gabby Cox.