"Titanic II" on display at Peoria Riverfront Museum

PEORIA - Students at Farmington Elementary School are showing off their work at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. 

Twenty-seven students in Kindergarten through 5th grade worked together to make the Titanic II. It's a replica of the famous ship made out of 246 milk cartons. The students started the project for a contest called "Made by Milk," which encouraged students to use old milk cartons creatively.

"They had a lot of estimating to do to figure out how long it should be, how tall it should be, how wide it should be," says 3rd grade teacher Joan Harding. "Halfway through the project they realized that their plans were not appropriate so they had to readjust and change the height of the ship." 

The group won $1,000 in the contest. That money will go toward a water bottle filling station at the school. 


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