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Watermelon Challenge
20 Aug 2021

Have you ever wondered how many rubber bands it takes to implode a watermelon?

King’s registered to take part in this national challenge as part of our Science Week celebrations. The exploding watermelon challenge involves wrapping rubber bands around a watermelon until the pressure of the rubber bands causes the watermelon to explode.

After measuring and uploading some critical dimension and mass details about our melon, students were asked to register their guess as to how many rubber bands would be required. With all of the votes in, the Middle and Senior School students and staff were treated to an entertaining lunch time where Mr Markey and Mr Irvine set about finding the answer to this question - in the name of science.

In the end, 550 bands were added before the inevitable carnage.

Congratulations to Jacob F (6C) who was closest with his guess of 549. Jacob was presented his very watermelonly inspired prize.

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