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Water Activities Teacher Resources
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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.
Students practice engineering while analyzing canoes. In this teamwork lesson, students discover the history of canoes on the Internet and discuss how the building process has been modified by new materials. Students work as a group to plan, create and test their own canoe made from household objects.
Pupils read from the Bible about the travels of Paul, particularly the boat rides. They trace Paul's travels on a map of Asia Minor. Students review a field trip they took and make a graph showing the numbers of each type of boat they saw. Pupils use Kid Pix to make their graph.
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.
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.
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.