THE REGATTA CHALLENGE
- Design and build a boat using Meadow Gold and/or
VIVA brand half-gallon milk cartons that two students will paddle in the calm waters off Magic Island at Ala Moana
- There will be two races – one for Middle School teams
and another for High School teams. On Saturday, May 1,
Middle School teams will compete in a 75- to 100-meter
course. High School teams will compete in a 100- and
125-meter course (depending on the day’s weather).
The course will be in a controlled area secured by lifeguards
from Aloha Surf Lifesaving. (See a sketch of the race course.)
- The Health & Environment Workshop will teach students
about the importance of keeping Hawai‘i’s ocean waters
clean and how to conduct water quality testing. It will also
feature a physical agility course. Following the workshop,
teams will take a quiz on the information learned. The
workshop is mandatory.
- The Display Presentation Exhibit will feature text and
image displays of the steps taken by the various teams
to complete their boats. The displays will explain each
phase of the process, from research and design to the final
finished product. It will also explain or demonstrate related
scientific principles and any apparatus, techniques, designs
or applications. The display will be based on fact-finding
through design, building and testing of the boat,
or data gathered through
observation and/or research.
This is a mandatory activity.
A 15-second penalty will be assessed for teams that do not participate or set up a presentation.