The class is designed for the student to explore and apply scientific knowledge and concepts for team competition. Projects involve scientific problem solving, real-life applications of science concepts, and research and exploration of science concepts. The class will also help students learn how to problem solve as a scientific team in order to complete tasks efficiently and successfully. Competitions include : building and testing a roller coaster, snail olympics ( snail vs humans), building and launching rockets; building/ breaking a spaghetti bridge, and building a Rube Goldberg device. * note the animals used in competition are not harmed in any way.