Sunalta School wins Beakerhead Ingenuity Challenge for the second year in a row

Dec. 04, 2016

Beakerhead’s annual Ingenuity Challenge invites students across Alberta to take part in a simple, creative science-themed challenge. This year there were over 100 videos that were submitted from schools across Calgary.

The challenges require students to create a scientific work of genius in five school days. Students collaboratively designed and built their projects to show their classmates and the world. Sunalta students used ping pongs, carrots, bubble wrap, elastics, buckets and a mirage of other items to create a musical masterpiece.

These were just a few of the creations dreamed up by Sunalta School’s Grade 6 students as part of this year’s Beakerhead Ingenuity Challenge. Drawing upon knowledge and experimentation with music, sound, electricity and physics, students worked in teams to create fantastic machines for an avant-garde work of musical poetry.

Jay Ingram presents the award to Sunalta students.


Jay Ingram and his team visited Sunalta School to present the Grade 6 classes and their teachers with the coveted Beakerhead Award. Sunalta School is very proud of their students for winning this competition for the second consecutive year.