Students work in small groups to design, build, and test a speedboat powered by a hand-made propeller that pushes air. The boats are raced in a 20-foot length of eavestrough filled with water. A set of guided-inquiry worksheets has the students apply key physics concepts and equations to design their boat before building. Time is provided to test and modify their choices.
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers is a story about a boy who gets his kite stuck in a tree. He throws other objects up into the tree to try and get his kite down. This book can be used to inspire the design... read more
The students will be given images of different locations that show before human impact on the natural environment, and how nature affects a similar location (e.g. flood). They will begin using the... read more