The designers and builders of the roller coaster “The Island of the Lost Dreams” answer questions from their teacher, Jennifer Gonzalez, and two judges. The roller coaster track is made from a pool noodle cut in half. This was a common material used by most other teams, as well. Pictured, from left, are students Ximena Rodriguez, Itzel Chavez and Brittany Chavez, instructor Gonzalez, Shane Gerhartz and Chad Scheel. (Johnson Publications photo)
Eighth grade science classes at Chase County Schools were challenged in an unusual way for their end-of-year project and final exam, said Jennifer Gonzalez, middle school science teacher.