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East Oldham sixth-graders competed in their annual soap box derby June 3, racing down the hill in front of the school at top speed in cars they built. Students learn a variety of subject matter in making the cars, teacher Rusti Morrison said. In math, they learn ratio and proportion in building to scale. In science, they learn about force, motion and friction. In language arts, they learn about reading technical writing. And in social studies, students chose a country they had studied before designing a brand and painting the car to market that brand.
“They learn it and never forget it,” Morrison said, “because it means something to them.”r.