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Science Olympiad Tower

This tower was 24 inches tall, 6 inches wide at the base, tapering to a 1 & 1/2 inch square at the middle. This tower weighed 7.0 grams, and held 11kg for 2nd place at the 2005 GA Science Olympiad State Finals. I am in the middle of building a tower for my Science Olympiad competition this Saturday. In fact, I am truly in the middle. I am in the process of joining the two halves of my tower together, […]

SO Regionals

Today was our Science Olympiad regionals. Being busy all day, I didn’t get a chance to watch but two towers being tested. But there weren’t any terribly impressive ones there, mine being 8.6 grams, and the next 12.4. There was one major complication. Instead of being provided with sand to load our towers…

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