Fulton Science Academy Announces Open Registration for 2016 Water Tower Competition
Middle School Students in Fulton County Encouraged to Enroll Before October 14 Deadline
Alpharetta, GA.- Fulton Science Academy Private School announced today that registration is open for the 2016 Model Water Tower Competition, the first-ever contest of its type in Fulton County. The competition provides middle school aged students with a fun-filled, science-oriented contest that aims to introduce them to engineering and the water profession. The competition is being co-presented by Fulton Science Academy, Fulton County Public Works, and Alpharetta Public Works.
Any child in grades 6-8 who resides or attends school in Fulton County is eligible to participate, but pre-registration is required before October 14. Students who attend school (including homeschool) in Fulton County are invited to participate.
The Model Water Tower Competition requires students to design and build a water tower with specific size and height requirements. The models are judged based on 3 categories: hydraulic efficiency, structural efficiency, and design ingenuity/interview presentation.
Grand prizes will be awarded to the “Top 3 Overall Models.” Specific scoring factors and project requirements can be found online. Students may work individually or as a team, with up to four students. (Please note: prizes must be shared between team members.) While the individual or student teams must build the models, parents are encouraged to coach and mentor their student through the design and build phase of the water tower model.
The judging will take place on December 15, 2016 at the Fulton Science Academy Private School, starting at 10:00 am. For more information, including design requirements, please click here: http://www.gawp.org/?page=MWTC