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CMS students build spacecrafts

Campbellsville Middle School students recently built their own spacecrafts.

 

In Jan Speer’s sixth-grade science classes, students participated in a NASA design challenge in which they were asked to build a shock-absorbing system.

 

The challenge was to build a spacecraft that falls the greatest distance while keeping two astronauts – in the form of marshmallows – safe.

 

Students were given cardboard, paper, cups, rubber bands, straws, scissors, tape and other items to make their spacecrafts.

 

After designing and building their structures, students tested them to see which structure could safely fall from the highest distance.

 

CMS sixth-grader Mikaela Scharbrough builds her group’s spacecraft.

CMS sixth-grader Mikaela Scharbrough builds her group’s spacecraft.

 

CMS sixth-graders Briana Davis, at left, and Davanna Reardon work on their spacecraft.

CMS sixth-graders Briana Davis, at left, and Davanna Reardon work on their spacecraft.

 

From left, CMS sixth-graders Emily Shuck, Aubrey Young and Alissa Lofton build their spacecraft.

From left, CMS sixth-graders Emily Shuck, Aubrey Young and Alissa Lofton build their spacecraft.

 

CMS sixth-grader Weston Mattingly tests his group’s spacecraft.

CMS sixth-grader Weston Mattingly tests his group’s spacecraft.

 

CMS sixth-grader Kaylee Coffman tests her group’s spacecraft, with help from teacher Jan Speer.

CMS sixth-grader Kaylee Coffman tests her group’s spacecraft, with help from teacher Jan Speer.

 

CMS sixth-grader Mary Russell tests her group’s spacecraft, with help from teacher Jan Speer.

CMS sixth-grader Mary Russell tests her group’s spacecraft, with help from teacher Jan Speer.

 

CMS sixth-grader Bryce Newton tests his group’s spacecraft, with help from teacher Jan Speer.

CMS sixth-grader Bryce Newton tests his group’s spacecraft, with help from teacher Jan Speer.

 

CMS sixth-graders Chase Hord, at left, and Logan Marples test their group’s spacecraft, with help from teacher Jan Speer.

CMS sixth-graders Chase Hord, at left, and Logan Marples test their group’s spacecraft, with help from teacher Jan Speer.

 

With some help from teacher Jan Speer, CMS sixth-grader Tyler Booth drops his group’s spacecraft as his teammates, from left, Chase Hord, Konner Forbis and Logan Marples watch.

With some help from teacher Jan Speer, CMS sixth-grader Tyler Booth drops his group’s spacecraft as his teammates, from left, Chase Hord, Konner Forbis and Logan Marples watch.

 

CMS sixth-grader Chase Hord drops his group’s spacecraft, with help from teacher Jan Speer.

CMS sixth-grader Chase Hord drops his group’s spacecraft, with help from teacher Jan Speer.

 

With some help from teacher Jan Speer, CMS sixth-grader Tonya Parker drops her group’s spacecraft, as classmates Tyler Booth and Chase Hord watch.

With some help from teacher Jan Speer, CMS sixth-grader Tonya Parker drops her group’s spacecraft, as classmates Tyler Booth and Chase Hord watch.





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