The competition among the teams of schoolchildren from different regions of the Republic of Tatarstan within the scope of the nomination “Effective technical solution” (the contest of scientific and technical projects “Perspectiva”) took place on the 19th of October at Technopark “Idea”.
The nomination was initiated by Technopark “IDEA” in 2010 under the republican competition of schoolchildren’s innovative scientific and technical projects “Perspectiva”.
The nomination is aimed at revealing the students’ scientific and technical potential and increase their interest in science and technology through creating conditions for implementation of technical ideas and motivation of students to search and implement innovative solutions.
The first stage of the Nomination took place in May at the end of which the students were given “home assignment”:Make the best use of 10 grams of any type of fuel to heat 1 litre of water to the maximum temperature.
Each team has been given an equal budget for acquisition of materials and components to solve the tasks.
In the finals, 6 teams-participants presented their technical solutions of the assigned task. Students chose kerosene, alder chips with liquid for ignition, dry fuel and propane as a fuel. Also students made economic feasibility of theirprojects.
The judges of the contest, consisting of the candidate of physical and mathematical and chemical sciences, evaluated the presented projects according to 4 criteria:
- difference between initial and final temperature of water;
- time required to heat water;
- technical solution;
- cost of the applied system.
In the end of the competition the jury determined the winners. These were the students of Municipal educational establishment of additional education of children “Center of extracurricular activities” of Tatarstan municipal district Kukmor Roman Kuznetsov and Olesya Platonova. As a result of the experiment they achieved the maximum water temperature difference before and after heating – 69.9C in a minimum period of time – 6 min. 50 sec with the use of one of the cheapest fuels – propane and minimum cost of water heating system – 300 roubles.
The second prize for “Original technical solution, one of which showed high efficiency” was given the students of the 11th form of Tunternskoy Municipal Educational Establishment of Secondary School of Baltasi municipal district Djaudat Sharafiev, Aisaf Safiullin, Almaz Mukhametshin and Ilyas Shagiev. The students presented 3 projects of the water heating system: “Sphere”, ”Cylinder”, “Wheal” and 1 working system “Samovar”.
The third place was given to the students of the Verhneshipkinskaya Municipal Educational Establishment of Secondary School Dilshat Galiev, Iltfat Galiev and Ilfar Ishmatov for “compact solution and practical recommendations for energy saving in living conditions”.
The winners of the competition received the prizes of the 21st century – electronic books.