CNY Steamboat Challenge
Students (grades 4th – 12th) work in teams of 2 – 3 to make steamboats that are powered by the heat of a single tea light candle. On race day the students bring their completed boats to race on 3” of water in an inflatable raceway that measures 6” wide and 110” long. Students are judged on the speed of their boat, the team’s presentation to judges about how they built the boat and what they learned as well as the team’s creativity and innovation in designing the boat. Top finishers race in the finals. Awards are given in two categories, Junior and Senior.