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Math and Science Day Scholastic Competition

February 11, 2015

Hosted by Cowley College
Arkansas City, Kansas

Mu Alpha Sigma Chi organization and the Natural Science department at Cowley College in Arkansas City are hosting an exciting event. Members of the Natural Science department and the sponsors are holding a scholastic competition in the math and science areas for all high school students.

Area schools are invited to bring interested students and teachers for the competition.

8:30 - 9:00

9:05 - 10:00


-Scholastic Competitions
-Preliminary Exams
-CSI Chemical Analysis

10:15 - 10:45 -Scientific Apparatus Events
-Propeller Cars
-Write It, Build It
10:50 - 11:45

11:45 - 1:00
-Campus Tours

-Lunch and Awards Ceremony
-"Students as Teachers" Videos
-Quiz Bowl



The format of the competition will consist of the construction of scientific apparatus testing the skills of the creators (in teams of two) and a scholastic competition for those knowledgeable in the scientific fields. Students are welcome to compete in either or both of the competitions. Competitions have included the following:

  • Write It Build It Competition - a team member will view a constructed object and write a description of how to build it. The description will be given to a second team member who will attempt to build it from the written description. Write It Build It Rules PDF.

  • Cowley Propeller Car Contest - students will design, build and race a battery powered propeller car capable of traveling a 20 meter parallel track in the shortest amount of time. Propeller Car Contest Rules PDF.

  • Puzzlefest Competition – students will be given 30 minutes to complete a geometrically shaped math puzzle by solving algebraic problems as quickly as possible. Puzzlefest Rules PDF

  • Chemistry competition - students will perform a chemical analysis of selected materials. CSI Rules PDF .
  • Students as Teachers Videos – It’s your turn to be the teacher! Students submit their own videos in which they present a brief lesson on a topic of their choosing (in the Math and Science realm of course.) Students as Teachers Rules PDF.

  • The Scholastic competition will consist of a preliminary examination in all science and math areas. The top scoring student in each discipline will then compete in a verbal quiz. The verbal format will be a single elimination discipline bee. When the last two competitors are standing, the answer must be determined by one of the competitors to eliminate the other. The categories for this years scholastic competition include: algebra; geometry; chemistry; biological science; physics and physical science. The scientific apparatus portion of the event will be specified as the date approaches.

We are excited to offer this competition again and would welcome participation from more students. If you or your students are interested in competing for prizes in scientific areas, please consider joining this growing event.

is closed for the 2015 Match & Science Day

Thank you for your participation

Martin Shaffer and Steven Cooper
Math & Science Club Advisors
Cowley College
620-441-5329 or 620-441-5215 or



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