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LCSD Participants Wanted for Steamboat Challenge

Thursday, September 5, 2019

This is a call for students (and Parent STEM Coaches) in Liverpool Central School District Grades 4-12 who are interested in participating in the MOST Steamboat Challenge being held at the MOST on Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students in elementary, middle and high school will work in teams of up to three (plus 1 team leader) to build a steamboat (6" wide and 8" long from front to the back) out of recycled materials and that runs on steam created by the heat of a standard 1.53” tea candle. Students are judged on the speed of their boat, the team’s presentation to judges about how they built the boat and what they learned, as well as the team’s creativity and innovation in designing the boat. Top finishers race in the finals. Awards are given in three categories:

  • Division I: Grades 4-6
  • Division II: Grades 7-8
  • Division III: Grades 9-12

Visit your school's Peachjar Web site (located under the "Parents" heading on the school's Web  site) to register to be a member of a Steamboat Challenge Team that will represent the Liverpool Central School District. You also will need to attend the informational meeting being held on Thursday, September 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the LCSD Board of Education Conference Room (195 Blackberry Road).

Below are the dates of Steamboat Challenge Build Sessions held at the LCSD BOE Conference Room.

  • Thursday, September 12th - Informational Meeting (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
  • Thursday, September 19th - Build Session #1 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
  • Thursday, October 3rd - Build Session #2 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
  • Thursday, October 10th - Build Session #3 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
  • Saturday, October 19th - Steamboat Challenge (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Teams also can work on their boats between build sessions.

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