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Hubbard students test buoyancy of homemade boats at "Eagle Regatta"

Hubbard High School's physics classes hosted their very own "Eagle Regatta" on Friday, March 17, 2023, at the Hubbard Community Pool. The regatta featured homemade boats made entirely of cardboard and duct tape. During the regatta, students applied and tested their understanding of buoyancy and Archimedes' Principle as they tried to float and paddle their way across the Hubbard Community Pool.

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.


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