Mexico Middle School Students Build Hovercrafts

Mexico Middle School student Jaden Parkhurst laughs as he and his neighbor come close to a tie during their hovercraft competition.
Mexico Middle School student Jaden Parkhurst laughs as he and his neighbor come close to a tie during their hovercraft competition.

MEXICO – Mexico Middle School students had the opportunity to build, ride and test their very own hovercrafts.

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Mexico Middle School student Jaden Parkhurst laughs as he and his neighbor come close to a tie during their hovercraft competition.

Working in groups and guided by Matt Chase of The Hovercraft Project, students worked together to piece together a hovercraft designed to carry a student across the gym floor.

Using mathematical and problem-solving skills, each group tested their craft, measured distance traveled and made adjustments.

The groups competed too see whose craft could travel the farthest.