2016 STEP EVENTS
Environmental Science-Solar powered water heater
Students will create a solar water heater which will heat 100mL of water to the highest possible temperature in a 3 minute time span. The smallest device (volume) achieving the highest temperature ( Celsius ) is considered the best device possible.
Chemistry- Qualitative Analysis of Unknown Solids
The challenge - Students will be given a list of possible unknown solids in advance of the event. They will create a flow chart indicating how they can use various tests to identify their unknown solid from the list given by their teacher.
Biology- Enzyme Kinetics-Challenge #1
The Challenge: Students will design an experiment that demonstrates how environmental factors affect enzyme function.
Physics-MJÖLNIR - Thor’s Hammer
Challenge – Students will safely launch a medium chicken egg vehicle as far as possible using a collision with a sledgehammer.