BOCES students put on a parade of hovercrafts

NORWICH – Students from the DCMO BOCES Chenango campus rode hovercrafts in the new gym on May 30. The students built five hovercrafts as part of a hands-on science and math project. The hovercrafts were powered by batteries, electric leaf blowers and some large fans. In speed trials, one hovercraft, weighing in at 310 lbs, reached a speed of 8 mph. Said Emanuel Polizzi, the math teacher who led the five teams, “We could have gone a lot faster, but I didn’t want to take a chance that we would lose control, and when you’re just two inches off the ground, 8 mph seems pretty fast.”

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