An image of students boat. In this lesson students will build a boat for scientific research. In the process they will learn about buoyancy, boat design, and tradeoffs to meet needs/goals (speed, stability, weight, and space).

Zip file contains lessons for elementary, middle and high school.

Click to see an overview video of boat.

NGSS: ETS1.B., ETS1.C, HS-ETS1-2., HS-ETS1-3., ETS1.A., 

ETS1.B., ETS1.C., MS-ETS1-1., MS-ETS1-2., 

 MS-ETS1-3., MS-ETS1-4., 3-5-ETS1-1., 3-5-ETS1-2., 3-5-ETS1-3

Grade Level Range: 
Elementary (4-5)
Middle School (6-8)
High School (9-12)