A group of Mother Lode home-school students will compete in a Bay Area engineering challenge this weekend.
Sixth-graders with the Tuolumne Tech Club (from left) Evan Hatler, 12, Justin Jones, 11, and Jonathan Sponsler, 12, of the Noble Team, test the Archimedes’ screw machine they made for the Tech Challenge held this weekend at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2014.
Tuolumne Tech, a club comprised of the students and their parents, will enter four groups into “The Tech Challenge” in San Jose.
The event is hosted by The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. It challenges youths to create their own engineered machines to complete a goal within three minutes. About 100 kids will participate in the event.
This year, kids must make a machine that moves water with wind power.
About 15 students — either privately home-schooled or through charter schools including Gold Rush and Cornerstone Family Christian — have formed four teams.
For the complete story, see the April 11, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.