Introduction to Sailboats

The left part of the boat is called what? An informative instructional activity and accompanying slideshow presentation introduce middle schoolers to the terminology and parts associated with a sailboat.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a matching activity with the terms and the definitions
  • Use the terms in a crossword puzzle
Classroom Considerations

  • Though not directly tied to standards, the terminology is important for future lessons in the series
  • The first lesson in a 7-part series

  • The lesson provides graphics to help identify parts of a sailboat
  • Supplemental section provides links to Internet resources to reinforce terminology

  • Some of the text in the PowerPoint does not fit in the text boxes
  • Doesn't focus on the engineering and physics aspect of sailing