The Big Watermelon Experiment:
Physics, Forces and Flying Fruit
Have you ever wondered how many rubber bands it takes to implode a watermelon?
Dr Rob certainly has, and he’s destroyed many melons seeking the answer. And now he needs your help.
Culminating during National Science Week (August 15 – 23), we want schools to take part in one giant (and sometimes messy) science experiment.
Is all this free?
Yes. All the mini-lessons (video and pdfs) will be made available to participating schools so they can go on the journey to watermelon armageddon together. The only expenses may be materials (watermelon and rubber bands) but we are working on partners for that too.
- Fun engaging and (yes) educational event to run during National Science Week
- Great to do with a whole class or year level
- Free lessons provided (they won’t feel like lessons)
- Suitable for Primary or Secondary students
- Great opportunities for the school to run some science social media and engage their community
- It is easy to organise and minimal effort/materials required to take part
- Kids will love it (as will the teachers)
- Free watermelon leftovers for everyone!
- Hmmm can’t think of one…
The Big Watermelon Experiment is being run by Dr Rob and Experimentary, because we love science (you’re welcome).