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Overarch 2

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Bricks are 20cm long and 10cm high. How high could an arch be built without mortar on a flat horizontal surface, to overhang by 1 metre? How big an overhang is it possible to make like this?

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Wobbler

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A cone is glued to a hemisphere. When you place it on a table in what position does it come to rest?

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Well Balanced

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Exploring balance and centres of mass can be great fun. The resulting structures can seem impossible. Here are some images to encourage you to experiment with non-breakable objects of your own.

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Pole Vaulting

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Consider the mechanics of pole vaulting

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Uniformly Unstable

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Invent shapes with different numbers of stable and unstable equilibrium points

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Balances and Springs

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Balancing interactivity with springs and weights.

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High Jumping

Stage: 4 and 5

How high can a high jumper jump? How can a high jumper jump higher without jumping higher? Read on...

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Tower Rescue

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.