Northern Rivers Discovery Day

This event is held in the Whitebrook Theatre, Y Block
Lismore campus, Southern Cross University

Discovery Day teacher's guide 2017

Lismore campus map

ActivityDescription
Earthquake Student Notes Discovery Day 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.
Mars Buggy Student Notes Discovery Day This activity requires students to construct a vehicle from materials provided to transverse an undulating surface. Students use rubber bands for the suspension system.
Electroplois Student Notes Discovery Day 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.
Build It!(Flat pack) Discovery Day The aim of this half-day activity is to make profit. To make profit your team must build a chair that is strong enough to support family animals (and their antics!).
Get a Grip Student Notes 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 strong 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).

Participating Schools 2017

Monday 26th June
Emmanuel Anglican College
St Joseph's Primary School
Wyrallah Road Public School
Summerland Christian School
Teven - Tintenbar Public School
Southern Cross Community of Small Schools
Blue Hills College
Clunes Public School

Tuesday 27th June
Evans River Community School
Alstonville Public School
St Carthages Primary School
Vistara Primary School
Lismore South Public School
Bexhill Public School
Dunoon Public School
Bangalow Public School

Wednesday 28th June
Southern Cross Public School
Goonellabah Public School
Holy Family Primary School 6K
Holy Family Primary School 6M
St Finbarr's Catholic Primary School 3N
St Finbarr's Catholic Primary School 3c
Eureka Public School
Lennox Head Public 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.