Ultimate STEM Challenge

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Increasing Efficiency: Streamlined Ships

These challenges were developed as part of the Ultimate STEM Challenge 2015/2016.

The competition is now closed but why not complete one of the challenges as part of your school's STEM club, in class, or even to run your own school competition?

BP Shipping transports oil, liquid natural gas and other products around the world. Efficient ships use less fuel, allowing BP Shipping to minimise its environmental impact.

Challenge 1:

Do an investigation to find the most efficient design for a large tanker.

Getting started

How you tackle this challenge is completely up to you and your students.

You may wish to use these optional introductory resources to get them started: