Peabody School’s 4th, 5th and 6th grades were thrilled to work with the Hovercraft Project last month to build hovercrafts on site at the school. “We are very excited about this project at Peabody,” said Head of School Rob Orlando. “It promotes interests in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) – as well as teamwork – all of which are subjects for which our students exhibit a great deal of passion.” The Hovercraft Project travels from city to city to work with schools, education organizations, after-school programs, religious institutions and community centers to divide up to 128 students at a time into teams of 6-8 for a day. Each student team is composed of a hand-selected team leader who—under the supervision of the project leader—is responsible for managing his or her team members, each of whom have been assigned their own unique roles for the building process. Working together to implement instructions developed by The Hovercraft Projects, these teams compete to build up to 16 rideable hovercrafts.
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