||To construct a free-standing structure.
||To investigate mechanical structures.
||Teams of up to four.
||Two decks of playing cards (or straws), scissors.
- Each team may use up to 104 cards (or straws).
- Scissors may be used to cut and/or etch the cards.
- The maximum surface area on which to build is 1 meter square.
The base can be no larger than 1 meter square.
- No tape, adhesive, or similar material may be used to bind
the cards together
||The highest structure built within the 1/2 hour time
limit is the winning structure.
||Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics Manual.