Water Activities Teacher Resources
Make a splash with students using this assortment of aquatic activities and lesson plans.
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Can You Canoe?
A neat handout immerses learners in the history of canoe making. After reading, small groups of mini engineers work to craft a canoe that will not be immersed! This is an ideal exercise in engineering design for your STEM curriculum or as an addition to a physical science instructional activity on buoyancy.
3rd - 7th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Young scholars research different types of boats in various time periods and cultures. Then they locate photographs and information about construction details of one type of boat. Students also use their research as the basis for designing and modeling a 3-dimensional boat.
1st - 12th Social Studies & History
The Qayaq and the Iqyax
Learners evaluate water properties by completing worksheets in class. In this Alaskan culture lesson plan, students discuss the purpose of the kayak and how Alaskan residents created the device to travel safely through waves. Learners complete a worksheet about the kayak and create miniature model kayaks from arts and crafts.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
A Good Boat is Hard To Find
Eighth graders design and construct a safe and efficient human powered watercraft that can be used on a trip on the Great Lakes. Students utilize math and measurement skills to design and cut the pieces for their boat. Working in groups, their boat is assembled and water tested.
8th Technology & Engineering
Design and Function of Native Watercraft
Students design clay boats and test their floating ability. They sketch and record each test different boat designs. They compare their designs to those of native Inuit vessels by looking at images and attempting to determine the function of each type.
5th - 7th Science
Boy Scout Merit Badge: Swimming
This merit badge workbook for swimming provides a checklist of achievements necessary to secure this Boy Scout badge. It includes 10 potential health concerns related to swimming and asks about their prevention and treatment. This is a thorough evaluation of swimming-related knowledge.
8th - 12th Physical Education
Boy Scout Merit Badge: Motorboating
In this boy scout merit badge: motorboating worksheet, 8th graders research the topic with the websites listed, answer 6 detailed questions about safety, first aid, types of motors, maintenance, laws, and equipment, then demonstrate boat-handling skills.
8th 21st Century Skills
Study Guide for Island of the Blue Dolphins
Dive your class into a reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins with this in-depth study guide. Breaking the novel into three parts, the resource begins each section with a focus activity that identifies a specific theme or question to be addressed in the reading.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable