Bialik whiz kids scoop global prize

A TEAM of four year 7 students at Bialik College have won joint first place in the middle school division of the first ever Technion Jewish Day School Challenge.

For the challenge, a collaboration between RAVSAK (The Jewish Community Day School Network in North America) and the Technion Department of Mechanical Engineering in Israel, students were asked to create a Pesach-themed Rube Goldberg machine.

A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption that is deliberately over-engineered to perform a simple task in a complicated fashion, generally including a chain reaction.

More than 600 students from 41 Jewish schools, located in Europe, North America, Australia and Africa, participated in the challenge.

Full story by Phoebe Roth in the Australian Jewish News