Math and Science Day
February 11, 2015
Arkansas City, Kansas
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.
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.
Mouse Trap Car Competition - students will build a vehicle, powered solely by the energy of one standard-sized mouse trap, (1 3/4” x 3 7/8”), that will travel a 5-meter linear in the shortest amount of time. Mouse
Trap Car Rules PDF.
- Eiffel Tower Competition - students will design
a tower using plastic drinking straws that will support the weight
of a wooden meter stick in a 5 minute timeframe. Eiffel
Tower Rules PDF.
- Chemistry competition - students will perform
a chemical analysis of selected materials. CSI
Rules PDF . Any questions may be addressed to Melinda
- 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.
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
for the Instructor Online
Registration Form for all competitions.
(To be completed by instructors registering an entire class or school)
Click here for the Student Online Registration Form for all competitions.
(To be completed by individual students without school sponsorship)
|8:30 - 9:00
|9:05 - 10:00
||Scholastic Competition - Preliminary Exams
Scientific Apparatus Event
-CSI Chemical Analysis
|10:15 - 10:45
||Scientific Apparatus Event
||-Write It, Build It
||-Mouse Trap Cars
|| - Eiffel Tower Building
|10:50 - 11:45
|11:45 - 1:00
||Lunch and Awards Ceremony
|| Lunch/Quiz Bowl
Thank you for your participation
Martin Shaffer and Steven Cooper
Math & Science Club Advisors
620-441-5329 or 620-441-5215
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com