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Middle school students build whale

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LAWTON, Okla._Students at Lawton Christian School got a whale of a hands-on lesson Friday over the largest mammal on Earth.

The 7th and 8th grade science students at the school made a 110 foot not-so-blue whale after learning about them in class. The students did not believe how long they really were, so their teacher, James Calaway had them build one.

"We were like, oh gosh this is huge! Not one of us thought it could be this big," said 8th grader Adam Arredonder.

"These students had a chance to actually produce a product with their hands and they learned much more because not only did they learn about it, they made it and now they're actually sharing their knowledge with others," said Calaway.

"A lot of little kids were like wow that's so cool. We even had a senior go wow that was like the experience of my life," said 7th grader Emily Casebeer.

The project took the students three days to complete. They did the research, outlined the whale and then ironed it together.

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