We are pleased to announce the Japanese Style Watermelon Cutting Competition.
This is a fun activity of Physics Department to bring talented, creative minds together.
The Japanese Style Watermelon Cutting Competition serves to familiarize students with the basic principles of pressure and its effects. Students are challenged to cut a watermelon using rubber bands instead of a knife.
In order to join the competition, please follow the rules below.
• Teams need to have their own watermelons.
• Teams need to have their own rubber bands. Approximately 300-500 rubber bands.
• The only pressure allowed on the watermelon is the pressure of the rubber bands.
• A team may contain a maximum of four students.
• All students are advised to wear a lab coat or own designed t-shirt.
• All students must wear lab goggles, protective eyewear or sunglasses.
• Teams need to have their own camcorders to record their watermelon explosion. Your parents may help you for recording.
• All watermelons will be inspected before the competition.
• After the competition teams need to clean their tables. Please have some cleaning material (i.e. tissue).
Video Clip Challenge
After the competition each team are challenged to edit the video into the coolest slow motion video clip. Prizes will be awarded for the best video clips.
• The three winning places will be identified and they will receive mystery prizes.
• The participants will receive bonus marks from their respective Physics teachers.
• All participants will receive a certificate.
Venue: Boy Side Garden
Date: Saturday, 1 March 2014
The boys' section will compete in the morning at 9:30.
The girls' section will compete in the afternoon at 13:00.
For further information, contact your respective Physics teachers.
To see a sample video of this cutting, please visit www.physicsfield.com.
Japanese Style Watermelon Cutting