Welcome to Ping Pong Parachute! In this event, prior to the tournament, teams will design, build, and bring up to three bottle rockets to the tournament to launch a ping pong ball attached to a parachute to stay aloft for the greatest amount of time.
The information below should not be interpreted as an extension of the rules. You can find free online copies of the current rules for download on the 2022 Rules page of the Science Olympiad website. The official rules in the current Rules Manual take precedence.
Resources & Links
- Coming Soon!
Science Olympiad Store Materials
PRACTICE PROBLEMS & TESTS
- 2022 info coming soon!
EVENT SUPERVISOR RESOURCES
In addition to the resources on the Event Supervisors page, Ping Pong Parachute Event Supervisors should be sure to use the following resources:
- Score sheet and team checklist
- Event Logistics Manual - Updated for 2022 with new information concerning COVID-19 precautions, running the event in Satellite and mini SO tournament formats, and more tips on the event!
- CareerOneStop - Mechanical Engineer Career Video
- TryEngineering - Aerospace Engineering
- STEM Session on Space