Welcome to the HSA Recycled Self-Propelled Vehicle Challenge for 2014

We thought that it was time to challenge your scientific minds and creative noodles to produce some kind of vehicle that moves on its own power.  The goal is to design and build your very own uniquely crafted vehicle that is 90% fabricated from recycled materials that you find around your home, propel it across a hardwood gym floor with green energy (rubber band, balloon, potential energy/dropping weight, spring energy, battery powered, etc.) for a distance of 20 feet.  No pushing allowed!  There will be four group classifications:  elementary age, middle school age, high school age, and adults.

There will be prizes for the fastest time, farthest distance, most creative design, most creative power source, heaviest weight carried, and any other crazy goals we can come up with.  This is a chance to entice your children to learn more about science while having a ton of fun.  We are potentially providing an obstacle course as an additional challenge with bumps and hills to climb over.

Here is a flyer (HSA Recycled Self-Propelled Vehicle Challenge) that you can print and pass around to your friends.

Create your own vehicle at home or bring materials and build it at the challenge.  We will have an area set aside for building vehicles.

Location:  Kent Commons Gymnasium / 525 4th Ave N, Kent, WA 98032

Date:  Tuesday, 01-Apr-2014 (no fool’s day joke on this one)

Time:  1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Contact Brenda Thorn at HSAleadership@gmail.com to let us know that you intend to enter the event or if you have any questions.  There is no fee for entering this event.

NOTE:  Battery powered vehicles will be in their own judging category, especially for distance awards.

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