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A Tall Ship and a Star to Steer Her By

Students create a water transportation device powered by wind. In this wind power lesson, students research transportation concepts after reading the poem "Sea Fever" by John Masefield. Students design the fastest sailboat they can manage and test their product. The wrap-up includes racing the sailboats and reading the poem "Intelligent Car" for comparison to the earlier poem.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Presentation
Year
2007
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