First Place - Grades 1 through 6
The nut is placed under the dowel in a pit on the base, then is cracked when the stone hammer strikes the top of the dowel.
Second Place ~ Grades 1 through 6
Kaia Tande, Eliza Tveton, Naomi Tveton
A rock is tied between two sticks which are fastened to a hinge. This forms a lever which will drop the rock onto the nut.
First Place ~ Grades 7 though 9
The nut is cracked between two pieces of petrified wood when the pressure from the spring is released.
Second Place ~ Grades 7 through 9
Estefaney Vazquez, Karina Alejandre
The nut is placed in a recessed circle on the large block and is cracked as the smaller block slides down the dowels.
First Place ~ Grades 10 through 12
James Young, Luke Hafermann
A very creative nutcracker! The sloth, with weighted head, slides down the tree trunk cracking the hard shell of the nut.
Second Place ~ Grades 10 through 12
The eagle head and neck is lifted and nut is placed inside the hole carved in the body. Striking the head will then crack the nut.
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Leavenworth, WA 98826
"To foster and encourage the interest of the general public of the importance of nuts in the diets of humans throughout history and in the evolution of the nutcracker. No other tool or collectible has shown such a wide diversity of material and design as the implements used to crack the hard shell of a nut".