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Drop It, Build It, Fly It, Launch It - Thrill It Engineering Competition

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Drop It, Build It, Fly It, Launch It - Thrill It Engineering Competition

Time: April 16, 2011 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: South Florida Science Museum
Event Type: science fair
Organized By: Mary Kate Leming
Latest Activity: Mar 31, 2011

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Drop It, Build It, Fly It, Launch It - Thrill It
Engineering Competition
Saturday, April 16, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
WHO: South Florida Science Museum
 
WHAT: Celebrate science engineering ingenuity at the South Florida Science Museum’s 25th Annual Drop It, Build It, Fly It, Launch It - Thrill It Engineering Competition. The public is invited to watch the engineering competition being held outside on the lawn in front of the Museum.  Admission to the competition is free.
 
Middle and high school students are invited to participate in an engineering competition that enables them to learn about and use engineering principals through five different design contests including:
·         Constructing an egg container to protect an egg from a 3-story drop    (Drop It)
·         Designing an unbreakable bridge                                                           (Build It)
·         Creating the most aerodynamic paper airplane                                     (Fly It)
·         Making an ultimate water bottle rocket                                                (Launch It)
·         Building a thrilling roller coaster                                                          (Thrill It)
 
Registration deadline is April 8th so sign up now to be a part of one of the most exciting science competitions in South Florida!  Visit www.sfsm.org for rules, regulations and to register.  The competition is open to students individually or in teams (maximum of 2 people per team), from grades 6 through 12.  Winners in each category and grade level will receive awards and scholarship money.  A total of $3,750 in prize money will be awarded to the first through fourth place winners in each category.
 
WPTV’s James Weiland will emcee the event.  The competition is presented byPratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, South Florida Science Museum, Florida Engineering Society and Alvin I Brown & Peggy S Brown Charitable Foundation and Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company.
 
WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
WHERE: Great lawn in front of the South Florida Science Museum
4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach
 
HOW MUCH: Free entry and free admission for the engineering competition.
Museum admission reduced for the day: $6 for adults and $4 for children.
 
WHY: The South Florida Science Museum delivers entertaining and educational journeys through the many worlds of science and technology for curious minds of all ages. Located just off I-95 and Southern Blvd. in West Palm Beach, the Museum features more than 50 hands-on exhibits, a digital planetarium, fresh and saltwater aquariums, as well as natural history exhibitions.  Each year the Museum welcomes more than 125,000 visitors and reaches more than 45,000 students through workshops at the Museum and outreach programs to local schools. Established in 1961, the Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to exciting curiosity and furthering the understanding and appreciation of science and technology.
 
GENERAL INFO:  For more information or to register, contact the South Florida Science Museum at 561 370-7706 or visit www.sfsm.org.

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