Northern Rivers Discovery Day

 Event Postponed

We wish to announce that due to the ongoing risks associated with the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) the University is postponing events in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement on March 15.

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This event is "usually" held in the Whitebrook Theatre, Y Block.

Lismore campus, Southern Cross University

Northern Rivers Discovery Day 2018 Teacher's Guide  | Due to the event being postopned registrations have been closed.

Lismore campus map

Earthquake (Helter Skelter Shelter) - STUDENT NOTES Students construct a tall earthquake-proof tower using only basic materials, sound engineering principles, and ingenuity. At the end of the session the towers are put to the test on an earthquake simulator.
Minipult Student Guide Notes Discovery Day Students are required to construct a mini-catapult from Dagwood Dog sticks, elastic bands and tape to launch a foam golf ball at a target from varying distances! Points are awarded for distance and accuracy.
Electropolis (ElectraCITY) - STUDENT NOTES The aim of this half-day activity is to supply power to the infrastructure of Electroplis, using the most cost effective electricity produced by the power stations.
Get a Grip (Grasping at Straws) Discovery Day The aim of this half-day activity is to design and build artificial fingers and thumb for the bionic hand so that a number of tasks can be completed. These tasks include various movement tasks, and picking up objects of different sizes and weights.
String Along Student Notes Discovery Day The aim of this half-day activity is to connect the towns and cities (bolts) in the most efficient network possible. The shorter the string used, the more points your team earns.
Get Over It Student Notes Discovery Day Build a small bridge from balsa, tape, paddle pop sticks, etc. Points are awarded for load-carrying capacity (tested with dynamic loads).
Light Comms Discovery Day Student Notes Students design a code to send messages along fibre optic rods using pulses of coloured light.
Water wheel Discovery Day Student Notes Students design and test a turbine. 

Participating Schools 2018

Monday 25th June

Clunes Public School

Lismore South Public School

Southern Cross Community of Small Schools

Holy Family Catholic Primary School

St Finbarr's Catholic Primary School

Summerland Christian College

Tuesday 26th June

Southern Cross Public School

Vistara Primary School

Caniaba Public School

Alstonville Public School

Evans River Community School

Goonellabah Public School

Wyrallah Road Public School

Bexhill Public School

Wednesday 27th June

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Emmanuel Anglican College

Eureka Public School

St Carthages Primary School

Lennox Head Public School

Teven Tintenbar Public School

Blue Hills Primary College

Our Lady Help of Christians Parish School

Thank you to our supporters

Southern Cross University's School of Environment, Science and Engineering and the Rotary Club of Alstonville wish to thank all ongoing supporters.