Riverhead High School to compete in Rube Goldberg contest

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02/03/2014 5:59 AM |
COURTESY FILE PHOTO | Five teams for RHS competed in last year's Long Island Regional Rube Goldberg competition. From left, Aakash Gandhi, Brianne Corwin, Joann Yeung and Karla Vanston.

COURTESY FILE PHOTO | Riverhead High School competed in last year’s Long Island Regional Rube Goldberg competition. From left, Aakash Gandhi, Brianne Corwin, Joann Yeung and Karla Vanston.

Riverhead High School is participating in a regional competition to build a complicated “Rube Goldberg” machine.

The fourth annual Long Island Regional Rube Goldberg competition scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.

Students are asked to transform everyday materials into “wacky innovative machines,” according to a press release. There needs to be at least 20 steps taken in creating the new machine, the contest rules states.

Last year, Riverhead won third place after building a contraption that made a hammer hit a nail. This year’s task is titled, “Zip a Zipper.”

For more information, call  516-572-4011 or visit www.cradleofaviation.org.

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