||To build a flying saucer from a paper plate.
||To investigate how rotating plates fly.
||Teams of up to four.
||One paper plate, scissors.
- Students may modify the plate in any way without changing
- The Frisbee will be thrown; accuracy and horizontal distance
will be judged.
- Score will be kept by counting the number of throws required
to hit a target.
- The Frisbee must be thrown cleanly through a hole in the target.
If the Frisbee touches the target, 5 demerit points are added
per trial up to a maximum of 4 trials. A player who cannot throw
the Frisbee through the target automatically receives 10 demerit
- A Frisbee is disqualified when over half of it is damaged.
- The Frisbee will be thrown along a pre-marked distance range;
1 meter is worth negative 1 point.
||The best score wins.
||Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics Manual.