Amazing science

PHOTOS: TIFFANY GOH FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Poh Wei Jie (above, right), 17, the leader of the CCKRanger team from ITE College West, yesterday explaining to Mr Ong Ye Kung, Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills), the workings of his team's Rube Goldberg machine, which won t
PHOTOS: TIFFANY GOH FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

1st photo: Poh Wei Jie (above, right), 17, the leader of the CCKRanger team from ITE College West, yesterday explaining to Mr Ong Ye Kung, Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills), the workings of his team's Rube Goldberg machine, which won the Creative Machine Award at the seventh Singapore Amazing Machine Competition.

2nd photo: The team (pictured at right) - comprising (from left) Oh Yao Ren, 19, Wei Jie, Tng Si Jie, 18, and Nathaniel Tan, 17 - used recycled materials and applied physics concepts, engineering techniques and technology to burst a balloon and remove cardboard from a flat surface, the challenge for the category for Secondary 4 and pre-tertiary students. The competition to assemble creative machines drew 58 entries by over 200 students from 20 schools.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 21, 2016, with the headline 'Amazing science'. Print Edition | Subscribe