Engineering students test out hand-made hovercrafts


Kelly Colanto

Tyler Jamison, a freshman, gets pushed by a classmate on their handmade hoverboard.

Kelly Colanto, Head Copy Editor

Herb Beaven, Fossil Ridge High School’s technological education, woods, metals, and robotics teacher, has taken on a ninth-grade engineering course. In second period yesterday, February 17, Beaven’s class headed over to the west wing to test out hovercrafts they have been constructing over the span of a few classes. These contraptions consisted of a four-foot circular wooden panel with a garbage bag duct-taped under it. There were cutouts in the top of them to insert motors to allow air to levitate the device. Beaven explained that this project was solely for extra credit, but “the students really eat up this kind of thing.”