Water Activities Teacher Resources
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Canoeing: merit badge
In this canoeing learning exercise, students use their workbook to answer short answer questions about canoeing and safety. Students complete 10 questions total to get their merit badge.
New! 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.
Boy Scout Badge: Small-Boat Smalling
In this Boy Scout Badge activity instructional activity, students complete a form of required information in order to obtain the small boat sailing badge.
Machines: Designing Form and Function
Young scholars design a boat model with simplified steam engine. In this ecology lesson, students compare renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. They determine the efficiency of their boat model.
I've Got That Sinking Feeling
Young scholars design a simple boat and predict how much weight it can carry. They should also discover why objects float or sink and how this can be determined experimentally. A great lesson on buoyancy!
Canoe and Kayak
Students explore canoes and kayaks. In this canoe and kayak lesson, 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.
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.
Float the Boat
Students collect data and analyze it using a graph. In this algebra lesson, 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.
Students 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. Students use Kid Pix to make their graph.
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.
Built for Waves
Students explore the origin and design of a traditional kayak. In this Alaskan culture lesson, 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.
The Qayaq and the Iqyax
Students evaluate water properties by completing worksheets in class. For 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.
Boy Scout Merit Badge: Motorboating
In this boy scout merit badge: motorboating learning exercise, 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.
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.
The Driving Force
Learners work in groups and note similarities and differences between their boats: size, shape, color, and unique features. They discuss 3 typical means of propulsion: propellers, sails, and paddles then share their charts with the class.
Newton Gets Me Moving
Students discuss Newton's laws of motion. The conduct motion experiments by building "Newton Rocket Cars" from assorted materials. They propel the cars with rubber bands and wooden blocks and record the distance traveled on data sheets.
Rowing: merit badge
In this rowing worksheet, students fill out short answer questions using their workbook about rowing in order to get a merit badge. Students complete 11 questions total.
Water Sports: merit badge
In this water sports worksheet, students answer short answer questions about water sports and safety. Students complete 6 questions to get their merit badge.
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.
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.