Middle school students enjoy day at the pond

Franklin. Students act as engineers and test out their boats

Make text smaller Make text larger


  • Amanda Fielder getting ready to launch her team’s “Duck Boat” into the water

  • Samantha Fasolo, Erin Anderson, Fiona Postas, and Dayna Alemy with their “Shark Boat”

  • “The Avacado” boat that lasted six minutes in the water! Pictured: Ms. Fedynich, Ella Darvalics, and Jim McGrath.

Middle school students in Ms. Fedynich’s Enrichment class enjoyed a day at the Franklin Pond acting as engineers and testing out their boats.

The students were challenged to research Buoyancy and Archimedes’ Principle and then construct a life size boat using only cardboard and duct tape.

The students tested their final designs by putting sandbags in the boat at the Franklin Pond. After all boats succeeded with the sandbags, the students themselves tested their boats with their own body weight.

All boats floated with the longest floating boat lasting six minutes.

Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


MPAC plans 25th anniversary season
Mayo Performing Arts Center presents a full lineup of events for its 25th Anniversary season, ranging from world renowned headliners such as Tony Bennett and Audra McDonald to...
Read more »

Crystal Springs hosts Brews and Birdies
The 2019 Crystal Springs Golf Resort’s Brews & Birdies Golf Tournament attracted a special guest when ESPN’S Dave Rothenberg visited the Resort to share...
Read more »

Fireworks display planned after festival
In conjunction with the third annual Jefferson Fest celebration, a huge aerial fireworks display will be presented by Interstate Fireworks Company on the fields at the Jefferson...
Read more »

Alvarez chosen to fill vacant seat
Of three candidates, Nelson Alvarez was unanimously selected, June 10, at the Ogdensburg Council meeting, as the new interim Council member to fill Councilman David Astor’s...
Read more »


Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


Local News
Franklin mourns former mayor
  • Jun 14, 2019
Local News
Pageant winners crowned in Hamburg
  • Jun 14, 2019
John Kidd
  • Jun 14, 2019
Local News
Sterling Hill to showcase giant slab
  • Jun 10, 2019


Weather in Lafayette, NJ