Lookout Tesla! Here comes the 4th grade!

Fourth graders participating in the AMES Academy program at Beaufort Elementary recently completed one of their most challenging projects to date. They designed and built the framework for a personal electric car. In order to do this, they had to research aerodynamic principles, draw a blueprint to scale, cut the wood frame using a saw, and then gluing the 3-D frame together. Mrs. Marianne Blake, their Science teacher said, ”…everyone did a great job on their cars. Besides lots of learning, a generally good time was had by all.”

The AMES Academy is a magnet program for gifted and high achieving students. The program is based on rigorous math and science foundational skills taught through the use of science and engineering projects.

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