Join us at this year’s Flight Night Back to School STEM Expo for the all-new Tulsa State Fair Kinetic Sculpture Contest!
In this year’s challenge, students will construct kinetic (moving) sculptures using materials recycled from clocks, watches, metronomes, and any other timepiece that they can think of!
How will your class show the Tulsa State Fair that It’s Go Time?
Students must incorporate pieces from a timing device (i.e. watch, egg timer, hourglass, sundial, calendar, wall clock, metronome) into their sculpture.
Scholarships available for Materials. Please request supplies from the STEM Shoppe for free resources.
- Students must display sculptures on a foam board smaller than 2′ x 3′.
- Sculptures must be less than 36″ tall.
- Sculptures must include, but are not limited to, pieces from a timing device.
- The sculptures can move by any of the following means:
- wind, gravity, solar power, batteries, potential energy/kinetic energy
- Use of recycled materials
- Incorporation of the Tulsa State Fair’s theme “It’s Go Time”
- Reliability of movement
- Sturdiness of design
Cause and Effect, Energy and Matter
Energy and Matter
MS-PS2-1 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
Energy and Matter, Cause and Effect
*If, during this project, additional instruction includes the history of timekeeping regarding astrological phenomenon and patterns, then the additional standards MS-ESS1-1 Earth’s Place in the Universe could be applied, as well as Crosscutting Concepts of Patterns.
- All sculptures may be picked up at the end of the day, except for the top three entries. Winning entries will go on display at the Tulsa State Fair.
- Representatives from the Tulsa State Fair will act as judges for the entries.