THOSE Queanbeyan South Public School students sure know a thing or two about science recently winning several categories in the annual Engineering Games.
Students were put to task creating a straw tower, spaghetti bridge, robo greyhound, mousetrap racer, hovercraft and the new category of a geodesic dome.
Students were most successful in the geodesic dome with Isabella Stevens and Shandi Martin taking out first place while second place was tied between Jennie Cooper and the duo of Jemi Branson and Prue Pokkaew.
Grade six student Mario Cutotti gained first place in the hovergraft division with a device made from a balloon and disc. While, last year's straw tower winners Kerry Qui and Teileah Howarth took out second place this time around.
Year six OC teacher Peter Papoulis said he was very proud of the students' for their innovation.
"I provide them with the materials and advice but there's no hands-on help," he said.
"We try to do as much of it in class so they don't get any help from mum and dad. There's was a fair bubble of enthusiasm in class to the point that sometimes they forget the research side and reading the rules. They all did very well and should be congratulated."
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