SCSD Students Get Ready to Race
Race day is just around the corner and excited students from throughout the Syracuse City School are working hard to create a winning entry for the 8th annual Syracuse Soap Box Derby, set for June 9, 2012.
Aspiring engineers in grades 3 through 10 have spent several weeks creating cars for the race, which will take place in the 2100 block of South Geddes Street, near Bellevue Heights United Methodist Church. Those who participate in the program work with an adult mentor to design and assemble a car. The experience reinforces STEM learning and gives the students the opportunity to work on an authentic engineering project.
Winners of local races will head to Akron, Ohio, for the All American Soap Box Derby Race, which will be July 21. Participation in the Syracuse Soap Box Derby is made possible through the generous support of the Syracuse City School District Educational Foundation, Carrier Corporation, the Syracuse City School District and a number of area sponsors.
Below is a schedule of events leading up to the Soap Box Derby on June 9:
May 19, 2012 – 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. south entrance to Alliance Bank Stadium, near the corner of Hiawatha Boulevard and 2nd North Street.
June 2, 2012 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., final practice run and pre-inspection of cars, south entrance to Alliance Bank Stadium.
June 8, 2012 – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., derby cars will be impounded. Participants must have weights, car and helmet. Bellevue Heights United Methodist Church, 2100 S. Geddes St.
June 9, 2012 – 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., race at 2100 block of South Geddes Street.