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Japanese Style Watermelon Cutting Competition

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We are pleased to announce the Japanese Style Watermelon Cutting Competition.
This is a fun activity of Physics Department to bring talented, creative minds together.
The Japanese Style Watermelon Cutting Competition serves to familiarize students with the basic principles of pressure and its effects. Students are challenged to cut a watermelon using rubber bands instead of a knife.
In order to join the competition, please follow the rules below.

Rules of the CompetitionJapanese Style Watermelon Cutting Competition
Japanese Style Watermelon Cutting Competition

• Teams need to have their own watermelons.
• Teams need to have their own rubber bands. Approximately 300-500 rubber bands.
• The only pressure allowed on the watermelon is the pressure of the rubber bands.

Japanese Style Watermelon Cutting Competition

Japanese Style Watermelon Cutting Competition
• Teams may have a circular shaped object to keep the watermelon upright.
• A team may contain a maximum of four students.
• All students are advised to wear a lab coat or own designed t-shirt.
• All students must wear lab goggles, protective eyewear or sunglasses.
• Teams need to have their own camcorders to record their watermelon explosion. Your parents may help you for recording.
• All watermelons will be inspected before the competition.
• After the competition teams need to clean their tables. Please have some cleaning material (i.e. tissue).

Video Clip Challenge

After the competition each team are challenged to edit the video into the coolest slow motion video clip. Prizes will be awarded for the best video clips.
• The three winning places will be identified and they will receive mystery prizes.
• The participants will receive bonus marks from their respective Physics teachers.
• All participants will receive a certificate.

Venue: Boy Side Garden

Date: Saturday, 1 March 2014

The boys' section will compete in the morning at 9:30.

The girls' section will compete in the afternoon at 13:00.

For further information, contact your respective Physics teachers.

To see a sample video of this cutting, please visit www.physicsfield.com.

Japanese Style Watermelon Cutting

Comments   

0 #2 vornvornn 2014-05-19 08:20
:cry:
0 #1 Pistol Pete trunk 2014-03-12 10:29
Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make
your point. You definitely know what youre talking about,
why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your site
when you could be giving us something informative to read?

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