In the first ever JPEC meet, 50 students from 3 different high schools competed in the following events:
- Spaghetti Bridge
- Balloon Cars
- Paper Towers (Mystery Event)
Competition between the schools and teams was closely matched, but when the overall score was calculated, David Thompson took home the first ever JPEC cup!
Build a bridge out of spaghetti and glue that will hold as much weight before breaking, compared to the weight of your bridge.Click here for the original rules.
- Winners: David Thompson Secondary
Build a catapult that will hurl a 500 g water balloon as far as possible. Click here for the original rules.
- Winners: Prince of Wales Secondary
Paper Tower (Mystery Event)
Using only a single piece of 8.5x11 paper and a foot of tape, make the tallest free standing tower possible.
- Winners: Point Grey Secondary
UBC Physics Show
For lunch time entertainment, Dr. Peets gave a demonstration of the explosive powers of liquid nitrogen, to the dismay of a stuffed dog and rubber chicken. Later, in the Hebb Theatre, Dr. Milner and her trusty lab technicians put on a show in the afternoon that wowedthe senses and hurt the brain with some really cool physics toys (like the expensive ones you won't see in high school).