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Street luge

Street luge

Street luge is an extreme sport that involves riding a wheeled sledge or 'luge' down a paved road or course in a lying position – speeds of up to 115km/h are often reached. St John's College-Hamilton Technology teachers, Steve Andrew and Lawrence Manders, and Morrinsville College Technology teacher Michael Johansen jointly developed a luge unit, which involved their Year 11 Materials Technology students each designing, building, and race-testing a street luge. The unit was successful in meeting all its objectives: students were drawn to the challenge and met it using good Technological Practice; teachers enjoyed the obvious pleasure the unit gave students and the way it resulted in good learning outcomes.
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Street luge

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