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HHS students to test buoyancy of cardboard boats at upcoming "Eagle Regatta"

Hubbard High School's physics classes are excited to announce that they will be hosting their very own "Eagle Regatta" on Friday, March 17, 2023, at the Hubbard Community Pool. The regatta will feature student-built boats made entirely of cardboard and duct tape. During the regatta, students will apply and test their understanding of buoyancy and Archimedes' Principle as they try to float in their handmade boats.

Since winter break, students have been dedicating their Fridays to constructing their cardboard boats, thanks to generous donations from Gasser Chair and P & L Metalcrafts. Gasser Chair provided all of the cardboard, while P & L Metalcrafts donated 350 rolls of duct tape. Teacher Irene Pizanias explained that the boat project is a regular part of the physics class, but this year, a student suggested constructing large boats after seeing something similar on YouTube.

The Eagle Regatta is expected to get underway around 12:15 p.m.

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