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Sioux City students take their physics knowledge to the water


On Friday, about two dozen 6th graders from West Middle had the chance to work with high school physics students.

They worked together to create boats out of cardboard and duct tape.

And, once the boats were made, they put them to the test, by racing them in West High's pool.

West Middle 6th grader Giovanni Munoz, who was steering the boat for his team, was the first to finish.

"My favorite part was making the hand paddles to push the water, so the boat could go faster," Munoz said.

High school students say this hands-on activity is a good way to get the younger students excited about physics.

"I think making science fun is very important. It really helps kids get engaged and making them want to do it in the future," West High Junior Zach Heisterkamp said.

Some of the larger physics principles students were dealing with in today's lesson included buoyancy and balance.

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