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