Bicycle class helps students hone math, science skills


Some students at a Maine high school are learning math and physics by building and repairing bicycles. The learning program began 11 years ago with a focus on at-risk students, but the school has now opened the class as an elective or science credit for all students.

In a portable classroom behind Westbrook High School, seven students are hard at work repairing bicycles.

“I can’t tell you the name of a tool to save my life,” admits Harley Baker, as she straightens the wheels on her purple BMX. “But I can show you how to put a bike together.”

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