SAS Elementary Atoms Compete in CNY Bridge Competition
Saturday, November 5th, 2022: Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary Atoms also competed in the CNY Bridge Building competition at the MOST. Our team had to endure strict regulations to qualify for the competition. Their bridges were checked by inspectors, ensuring each was the correct height, width, and weight. Once they qualified, they got to wear a special badge that told individuals they were competing. Our team then waited until it was our time to test the bridges. The process started with their bridge being placed on a podium with a weight resting on the bottom. Under their bridge was a chain attached to the weight and a lever. Once the chain was connected, the bridge tester pushed on the lever. The harder they pushed, the more weight was placed on the bridge. Once the bridge reached its max capacity of weight, it snapped.
Overall, it was a fun experience, and the students worked hard on their bridges. Good work, team! You all should be proud of your achievements and the efforts you put forth for this competition. A big thank you to the families that took time out of their morning to attend their child’s competition. Without you, it would not have been possible.