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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.

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.

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.