BP Education Grant program funds school project

44 year 8 students at Governor Stirling Senior High School will design, build and race their own C02 dragsters, with support from the BP Education Grant program.

Governor Stirling Senior High School is WA’s first and only public school with a Specialist Engineering Program. The school developed the project with the aim of making it both practical and challenging by teaching students about design principles and the implications related to effective design.

The students will race their rocket propelled dragsters, which may reach speeds of up to 80km per hour in under 1.3 seconds on a track 20 metres long, using C02 as the fuel. They will then self evaluate their designs.

The BP Education Grant will provide a $3000 grant and a demonstration of the project.
So far the program has provided funding of up to $3000 to 16 Western Australian high schools during 2011.

Leave a Reply

Send this to a friend