Closing date for entries: 22 March 2019
Judging: 8 May 2019 at 3M, Charnwood Campus, 10 Bakewell Road, Loughborough, LE11 5RB. Please indicate your preferred judging time on the entry form.
Entries will be screened to ensure they meet the entry criteria. Students, accompanied by their teacher, will be invited to present their Fragile Freight model to the judges and give a presentation of up to ten minutes containing information on their background research, materials selection, design experimentation, any calculations performed and construction process. Sketches and prototypes showing the evolution of the model’s design should be included. The presentation can take any form (PowerPoint® slides, poster, video, a talk or combination) and should aim to build the students’ confidence, communication and presentation skills. Judges will ask questions about the students’ experience of taking part, their STEM learning, awareness of global issues and their final structure. All members of a team should play a part in the presentation.
The model will be checked to ensure it only uses materials from the Materials List, and that the position of the base of the loading container(s) and horizontal distance covered are correct. The two-minute time period will be measured using a digital stopwatch. The total weight of cherry tomatoes will be measured in grams using digital weighing scales.
Up to 30 marks for the total weight of cherry tomatoes transported
Up to 25 marks for designing, building and testing
Up to 10 marks for planning
Up to 15 marks for conclusion
Up to 10 marks for quality of the presentation
Up to 10 marks for design aesthetics. The model’s appearance should be in keeping with its intended purpose/location
Total marks available = 100
The students’ year group(s) will be taken into account when awarding marks
The students’ year group(s) will be taken into account when awarding marks.
Judges will select 4-6 finalists who will be invited to attend the 3M Young Innovators Challenge presentation evening at Loughborough College on Friday 14 June 2019, where their models and presentations will be displayed and the winner will be announced.
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Key stage 3
Scientific attitudes; pupils should be taught to:
Experimental skills and investigations; pupils should be taught to:
Analysis and evaluation; through the content, pupils should be taught to:
Key stage 3
When designing and making the model, pupils should be taught to:
Peter Morgan is Technology Manager at 3M’s Aycliffe site, which manufactures products for the personal safety market. He holds an MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering; an MBA in business; and has a background in manufacturing engineering. As a STEM ambassador, Peter regularly works with local schools to engage pupils in STEM subjects and recently represented 3M in judging the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Design Challenge.
Helen is a Manufacturing Engineer at Rolls-Royce, having joined the company as a graduate after completing an MEng in Mechanical Engineering at Cardiff University. Her main focus of work is the development of new automated and robotic systems into manufacturing environments. Helen is the STEM co-ordinator for the Gender Diversity Network at Rolls-Royce – an employee resource group working to help attract, retain and sustain greater gender diversity into the business. She recently won a Rising Star Award in the WeAreTheCity Science and Engineering category, sponsored by 3M.