Seventh graders Michael Herrera and Nicholas Barbee are preparing for a maritime journey.
One-inch thick sheets of green foam lie in front of them. The foam is usually used to insulate walls, but today the boys are cutting it to fill the hull of a model boat about 5 feet long. They want the foam to fight tightly.
“We’re going to cut it in thirds or half?” Barbee asks.
“Just half,” answers Herrera.