Physics Food Races Rules
Race to support the Food Bank!
May 12th, 2012
Bring a cylindrical, non-perishable food item to the Physics Department at Science Rendezvous!
Your food items (cans, jars, or any other sealed, cylindrical, non-perishable food item) will be placed and released by a judge at the top of a 185cm long, 30cm wide wooden plank that is propped up at an angle of 5 degrees to the horizontal. Your food item must start rolling from rest, and reach the end of the ramp without aid from any mechanical or chemical contraptions save for a single rubber band, which is permitted for the sole purpose of levelling the rolling edges of your food item. (So that your canned foods will roll straight).
A set of timing gates is set up 20cm and 120cm away from the leading edge of your food item at the starting position, and are positioned approximately 2cm above the ramp. Your food item must remain entirely over the plank between these timing gates during the race.
The time that it takes your food items to travel between the timing gates will be recorded, after which your food items will be donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank!
There will be prizes (plus bragging rights) for the donor of the:
|Slowest food (Food must make it to the end of the ramp unassisted!)|
|Most creative food (decision is entirely up to judges!)|
Qualifying Food dimensions: