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2017 Northern Rivers Discovery Day

2014 Discovery Day winning School, Emmanuel Anglican College, Ballina
2014 Discovery Day - some participants from the winning School, Emmanuel Anglican College, Ballina

This event will be held:
Monday 26 - Wednesday 28 June 2017
Whitebrook Theatre, Y Block
Lismore campus, Southern Cross University

Lismore campus map PDF

2017 Discovery Day Teacher's Guide PDF

Activity Description
EarthquakeStudents construct a tall earthquake-proof tower using only basic materials, sound engineering principles, and ingenuity. At the end of the session the towers are put to the test on an earthquake simulator.
MinipultStudents are required to construct a mini-catapult from Dagwood Dog sticks, elastic bands and tape to launch a foam golf ball at a target from varying distances! Points are awarded for distance and accuracy.
Mars BuggyThis activity requires students to construct a vehicle from materials provided to transverse an undulating surface. Students use rubber bands for the suspension system.
ElectropolisThe aim of this half-day activity is to supply power to the infrastructure of Electroplis, using the most cost effective electricity produced by the power stations.
Build it! The aim of this half-day activity is to make profit. To make profit your team must build a chair that is strong enough to support family animals (and their antics!).
Get a GripThe aim of this half-day activity is to design and build artificial fingers and thumb for the bionic hand so that a number of tasks can be completed. These tasks include various movement tasks, and picking up objects of different sizes and weights.
Light CommsYou are a team of spies sent to acquire top secret information fromthe evil C.A.T headquarters. Unfortunately, the enemy agency ismonitoring your communications, so your team will need to send codedmessages back to your headquarters.
Get Over ItBuild a small bridge from balsa, tape, paddle pop sticks, etc. Points are awarded for load-carrying capacity (tested with dynamic loads).

2017 Participating Schools

Monday 26th June
Emmanuel Anglican College
St Joseph's Primary School
Wyrallah Road Public School
Summerland Christian School
Teven - Tintenbar Public School
Southern Cross Community of Small Schools
Blue Hills College
Clunes Public School

Tuesday 27th June
Evans River Community School
Alstonville Public School
St Carthages Primary School
Vistara Primary School
Lismore South Public School
Bexhill Public School
Dunoon Public School
Bangalow Public School

Wednesday 28th June
Southern Cross Public School
Goonellabah Public School
Holy Family Primary School 6K
Holy Family Primary School 6M
St Finbarr's Catholic Primary School 3N
St Finbarr's Catholic Primary School 3c
Eureka Public School
Lennox Head Public School

Thank you to our 2017 supporters

Southern Cross University's School of Environment, Science and Engineering and the Rotary Club of Alstonville wish to thank all ongoing supporters.