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Cardboard Chariot Races

For the first time ever, Skills Canada Alberta proudly presents the Cardboard Chariot Race! The cardboard is there, the races are there, the boats are not!

About the Race

Armed with cardboard, duct tape and a few other odds and ends, Junior and Senior High School students from across the province use their skill and ingenuity to transform these materials into a pullable chariot. Not only does their chariot need to be quick, but it must be capable of carrying a passenger as well.

The races will happen online with daily medalists for each race in the Junior and Senior High categories.

Objective

Design and construct a chariot with only the supplied materials PRIOR to the race days. The chariot needs to have at least 5 sides, be fast, and carry the weight of at least one person.

This challenge is open-ended and problem-solving in nature. It involves design, research and presentation, principles of structure, strength, rigidity, friction and direction control, adhesives and bonding, teamwork and FUN!

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Event Details

October 27 & 28, 2020

Race will be held virtually. Materials will be available for pick up the week of October 19 in Edmonton or the week of October 20 in Calgary. Cardboard can be purchased directly from Instabox.

Learn more about the Skills Alberta Competition