||To construct a cantilever arm that will
support a Styrofoam cup as far away from the desk as possible.
||To investigate the mechanical properties
||Teams of up to four people.
||200 g of spaghetti, 2 metres of masking
tape, 1 Styrofoam cup
The cantilever arm must be constructed out of spaghetti using
masking tape as a fastener.
The bottom of the cup must be supported at the level of the
The length of the arm must be at least one (1) metre beyond
the edge of the table.
A time limit of 50 minutes will be imposed.
Each team will receive points if the arm extends greater than
one metre beyond the edge of the table.
Each team will receive bonus points if the arm supports the
Styrofoam cup at table/desk height.
Each team will receive additional bonus points for each cup
of sand the cantilever will support.
||Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics