Students in the Roland-Story agriculture technology class have recently completed a unit of instruction in which they had to create a hydraulic system. Pictured is Jakob Lester, who is developing his hydraulic system from popsicle sticks, wood dowel, paper clips, syringes, plastic tubing and hot glue. The premise of the innovation assignment is for the students to research a topic of interest, then create a prototype of their invention and finally to test the system to see how well it works and to make refinements to the system. “This has turned out to be a really enjoyable task for the students as it was project based and called upon them to problem solve, make decisions and be creative,” said Brad Taylor, agriculture instructor. Contributed photo