Meet Felix from New York

July 12, 2018

Before heading to the 7th grade graduation celebration, Felix recounts one of his favorite memories from his explorations.

While I’ve been here, I’ve learned how to make a giant hovercraft that you can ride on. We basically took a leaf blower and this piece of wood that had a bag underneath and you blew up the bag that had holes in it. We played curling and human foosball while riding on it. I’ve never done anything like that before, but I’ve made smaller things. I probably won’t be able to do anything like that again unless I persuade my parents to buy me a leaf blower.

From that activity, I learned the physics behind it. Every action has an equal or opposite reaction, and the air pushing out of the hovercraft also pushes back up. I like science in general and may be a scientist or an engineer one day. I think it’s really cool to do all sorts of things and discover new things. I may want to build flying cars one day. I hope we have them one day, and maybe we’ll have better medicine, too. I’d want to help with either of those.

By Jordan MacMillan

Tag: EXPLO at Wheaton, Conversation

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