Physics of Boats

This Physics of Boats unit also includes:

Let's go sailing! An instructive unit includes six lessons with multiple activities to teach scholars about density, center of gravity, buoyancy, and the Archimedes Principle. They can complete the final project of building a boat on a small scale in a classroom sink or on a large scale with pupils riding in their own boats.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Add extra points for the cheapest boat design, most sustainable, etc.
Classroom Considerations

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  • The unit would fit perfectly before the Buoyancy of Boats project
Pros

  • It is easy to find the materials necessary for the project
  • The concept of boat design is broken down into smaller parts for easier understanding
Cons

  • None
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