||To make a boat of clay with several sails,
that sails under its own power and supports the most weight. No motorized
engines will be allowed.
||To investigate why boats float, and how
||Teams of up to four.
Clay will be provided to contestants and material for sails can
be brought in by contestants. The wind power can be provided by
organizers in the form of an electric fan or vacuum exhaust.
The boat can be modified with a given piece of aluminum foil (to
prevent water soaking through) and 125 grams of plasticine in place
of the clay.
- Each student/group of students will make a boat using an assigned
amount of clay.
- Each boat will be required to "sail" across a water-way
made by the Science Olympic organizers 2 m wide (can be modified
using wall-paper water tray).
- Each boat will utilize 3 sails maximum.
- After each sail, more weight will be added to the boat, until
one boat is left afloat with its weight.
||In the case of a tie (same weight), the
fastest boat will be declared the winner.
||Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics