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High School students compete at Science Day

April 22, 2010 12:00AM

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Andy French, Osawatomie High School, prepares to test a device he designed and made to protect an egg in a three-story fall.

More than 450 high school students participated in Pittsburg State University's Science Day 2010 on Thursday, April 22.

Students competed individually and in teams in four areas: Chemistry Capers, Physics Frolics, Earth and Space Science, and the Biology Bowl.  Some of the competitions included the popular mouse trap car, in which students design and build cars powered only by a mousetrap; the water balloon drop, in which students attempt to design and build a container to protect a water-filled balloon in a 3-story fall; and seismic shakers, in which students construct a tower of craft sticks and glue that can withstand an earthquake.

Other events included written and oral exams, rock recognition and the design of a Mars colony.

For more information, call the Department of Biology at 620-235-4732

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