Presented by Stephen H. Goldman Foundation
WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Motivating students to stretch the capacity of their unlimited imaginations, the Orlando Science Center challenged students to transform ordinary and found objects into artistic kinetic sculptures. More than 100 students in 30 teams from six schools in Orange, Seminole, Lake, and Polk counties displayed their movable works of art on Saturday, February 20 during the Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge.

Students in grades 5th to 9th were asked to create unusual sculptures and wacky inventions using combinations of movable parts, everyday objects, and independent sources of energy. Teams used objects found, donated, or purchased for less than $100 dollars in the engineering and construction of their sculptures. The competition requirements incorporate the Florida Sunshine State Standards for Science. The Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge is presented by The Stephen H. Goldman Foundation, Inc.

 

 

A complete list of winners is below. Awards were given based on the complexity of motion, best use of found materials, mechanical innovation, and artistic expression. "Best in Fair" Winners took home a $500 grand prize for their science class and winners in other categories took home $100.

 

Best in Fair

Junior Division Winning Project: Digestive Track
School: Hillcrest Elementary (Polk County)
Teacher: Heather Teague
Prize: Trophy, $500 for the class, $50 gift card for teacher

Senior Division Winning Project: Raising the Flag
School: Good Shepherd Catholic School (Orange County)
Teacher: Sharlene Martin
Prize: Trophy, $500 for the class, $50 gift card for teacher

Most Scientific

Junior Division Winning Project: Solar Boom
School: Hillcrest Elementary (Polk County)
Teacher: Heather Teague
School: Prize:  Trophy and $100 for the class

Senior Division Winning Project: Kinetica
School: Good Shepherd Catholic School (Orange County)
Teacher: Sharlene Martin
Prize: Trophy and $100 for the class

Most Artistic

Junior Division Winning Project: Best Darn Kitchen
School: Lake Montessori & Learning Institute (Lake County)
Teacher: Katrina Palmer
Prize: Trophy and $100 for the class

Senior Division Winning Project: Bowl-A-Rama
School: Rock Lake Middle School (Seminole County)
Teacher: Jianna Dalton
Prize: Trophy and $100 for the class


Junior Division is 5th Grade
Senior Division is 6th-8th Grade



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