The speed, jumps and excitement of Motorcross can be more than just fun to watch. In Delta, teachers are using Motorcross to teach the basics to their students.
Carol Brinkman put the program together, "It incorporates reading, writing, math, health by tracking Motorcross riding."
Inside workbooks are months of lessons tracking everything the guy they are following does. His name is Blake Wharton and he's a big deal in the world of Motorcross and he is using his success to help teach the children of Delta.
Blake said, "If the kids can learn from it and we can help them learn in a different way, that is success."
The teachers are sneaking in learning as the kids track Blake's competitions. They are calculating the distance Blake travels to each race, learning facts about those states. They also calculate the science in every jump he makes.
The kids love it!
Delta Middle School Student Traci said, "We got to learn fun and velocity in a fun way."
Delta Middle School Student Steve said, "Usually in school you just have to sit down and do the work, but in Motivated you get to get out and do something."
Classmate Annika agreed, "We are putting science into our everyday life."
Friday Blake visited the students that follow him. It was a surprise for the third and fourth graders.
Eight-year-old Fatima said, "I couldn't believe it."
All of her classmates agreed. They got to ask Blake questions and learn from the guy in person, who has been teaching them from afar all year.