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2 May, 14

Academy Boat Float

Academy of Our Lady Physics students designed a pontoon boat made from unwaxed cardboard secured with duct tape at the seams.  The boat had to traverse a swimming pool in the least amount of time without sinking.  The students determined the weight of the boat and the weight of the load (the students) in constructing their boat.

Left to right Ashley DiSalvo of Belle Chasse, Cherie Dufrene of Marrero, and Shelby Phillips of Gretna launch their boat

Ashley DiSalvo of Belle Chasse and Shelby Phillips of Gretna successfully complete the assignment and make it across the pool and back without sinking. 

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