Team “Prep for Live” from St. Croix Preparatory Academy, one of three winning teams from the 2019 Science Challenge.

Team “Prep for Live” from St. Croix Preparatory Academy, one of three winning teams from the 2019 Science Challenge.

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Science Challenge

This is an on-the-spot science competition in the style of the Science Olympiad. Students form teams of no more than three students and compete two divisions: Middle School and Senior High. Open to students in grades 6 through 12 who live within the boundaries of Stillwater Area Public Schools, regardless of where they attend school.

Winning teams receive traveling trophies depicting a bust of Albert Einstein. Trophies reside in the school of the winning team in each division. Individual students also win cash prizes. First place for each division will be awarded $50/team member and the team name will be added to Science Challenge trophy. Second place will be awarded $25/team member.

The 2019 challenge was to build a Balloon Launch Glider. They were launched from a large mylar balloon to achieve maximum flight time.