The Innovation Games series will be hosted by TV presenter, author and STEM+ communicator Lee Constable, fresh from her four-year stint hosting science program Scope on Network 10, bringing the sports and science worlds together.
This year, professional sports people from the Sydney Olympic Park community will attempt to demonstrate science experiments that fans at home can try and share on social media using the #innovationgames.
Now in its fourth year, the annual Sydney Olympic Park Innovation Games is a marquee event of National Science Week, traditionally staged as a free one-day sports science expo at Cathy Freeman Park. Event restrictions have meant this year the Games will have their own innovative twist.
“Each experiment, built around scientific principles, will require an element of mental and physical skill, but also be incredibly fun. It should make for great viewing,” Lee said.
She said challenges would involve building items then testing them in a range of situations including building a raft and then having to sail it across the pool at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
“If teams don’t get the science right, they will struggle to win the challenge. It could be a case of sink or swim in some challenges!”