SAMPLE OF A SANDWICH!
Engineers and geoscientists play an important part in protecting the public, and our environment here on earth! This challenge is based on core sampling – a key piece of earth science and geological engineering. Core sampling is when special tools are used to take a small subsection of the earth from the ground, so that we can examine the different layers of the core. This allows them to better understand and work with the earth in the place that they’ve taken the sample.
Create a tool that allows you to take a sample of a sandwich and examine the different layers. You cannot touch the sandwich while you are taking the sample!
Create a video showcasing the design and function of your core sampler. Tell us about what obstacles you faced when you began building and how you improved your design and overcame these obstacles. This shows us your design thinking skills.
Upload this video to YouTube and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Core Sampling. In the email include the link to the video, as well as your name, age and school.
You should use objects you can find around the house to obtain your core sample (some examples are below).
We recommend that your sandwich have at least two layers other than the bread, like peanut butter and jelly, or ham and cheese. Experiment with different sizes of samples – is it easier to take a larger diameter sample or a smaller one?
You can use these or any other types of paper and tape you find around your house to work with
- Child-safe knives
- Cookie cutters
- Water bottles
- Craft Sticks