Water Activities Teacher Resources
Make a splash with students using this assortment of aquatic activities and lesson plans.
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Canoe and Kayak
Students explore canoes and kayaks. In this canoe and kayak lesson plan, students research the history, parts, and sport of the canoe and kayak. Students then practice how to use a paddle for each boat, and go on a field trip in order to use both.
4th - Higher Ed Science 11 Views 7 Downloads
Students 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 5 Views 10 Downloads
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 lesson on buoyancy.
3rd - 7th Technology & Engineering 16 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Built for Waves
Students explore the origin and design of a traditional kayak. In this Alaskan culture activity, students examine distinct people groups and their usage of the kayak. Students complete one short answer question and design a paper model of a kayak.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Qayaq and the Iqyax
Students evaluate water properties by completing worksheets in class. In this Alaskan culture lesson, students discuss the purpose of the kayak and how Alaskan residents created the device to travel safely through waves. Students complete a worksheet about the kayak and create miniature model kayaks from arts and crafts.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Design and Function of Native Watercraft
Learners 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 3 Views 6 Downloads
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 7 Views 18 Downloads
Float the Boat
Learners collect data and analyze it using a graph. In this algebra lesson plan, students identify different bodies of water and relate the flowing to math. They collect data on the rate of flow and the height of flow. They analyze the data using a scatter plot.
7th - 8th Math 3 Views 7 Downloads
Whitewater Boy Scout Merit Badge Workbook
This Boy Scouts of America workbook provides 11 pages of short answer questions about whitewater safety, safety equipment, and boating rules. It includes questions about potential injuries and their treatment.
7th - 12th Physical Education 9 Views 30 Downloads
Boy Scout Merit Badge: Motorboating
In this boy scout merit badge: motorboating activity, 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 7 Views 9 Downloads
Boy Scout Merit Badge: Lifesaving
In this boy scout merit badge: lifesaving worksheet, 8th graders research the topic using the websites listed, answer 15 detailed questions about rescues, water safety, lifesaving aids and equipment, first aid, plus demonstrate swimming skills, rescue techniques and CPR.
8th 21st Century Skills 8 Views 10 Downloads