This Future Fleet lesson plan also includes:
Turn your pupils into engineers who are able to use scientific principals to design a ship. This long-term project expects pupils to understand concepts of density, buoyancy, displacement, and metacenter, and apply them to constructing a ship out of clay.
- If time allows, ask groups to redesign and retest their prototypes based on the evaluations of their first designs
- Hands-on activities require a a variety of materials, some of which will need to be purchased or donated by parents
- A hands-on project that requires students to calculate design principals and then test their predictions
- Lesson is designed for both Common Core Math Standards and Next Generation Science Standards