What Floats Your Boat?


  • Aug 1 2010 6:18 PM

    MaryRose Lovgren

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In this Science NetLinks lesson, the second in a three-part series on ships, students use what they have learned about ship design (along with some additional information on the Web about how ships are built) to design and build a small model boat, using limited materials. They then develop a procedure to determine the load line for their boat while it is in "calm" waters. Finally, they test their boat in "rough" waters to determine whether the load line is a practical one.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: Technology, Science, Engineering & Design