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In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF under GPS: Sailboat Design Activity), learners will discover how the shape of an object, not just its weight, determines whether it floats or sinks.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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In this activity, learners use tinfoil to build and test their own boats - which designs will float, and which will sink?

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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In this activity, learners explore watercraft engineering and sailing.

\$10 - \$20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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In an investigation called "Shape It!" learners craft tiny boats out of clay, set them afloat on water and then add weight loads to them, in order to explore: how objects stay afloat in water; what th

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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In this design challenge, learners build a boat that paddles itself using a rubber band as its power source.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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In this water activity, learners build boats that float and sink. First, learners listen to the book, "Who Sank the Boat" and practice making predictions throughout the story.

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 4 - 6 45 to 60 minutes
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In this activity, learners explore how engineering has impacted the manufacturing of canoes over time, including the development of new, durable, and lighter materials.

Over \$20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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Learners design, build, and test models of "dragon boats" made from up to three milk cartons.

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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In this activity learners explore surface tension. Why are certain objects able to float on the surface of water and how do detergents break the surface tension of water?

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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In this design challenge activity, learners build a boat that can hold 25 pennies (or 15 one inch metal washers) for at least ten seconds before sinking.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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Learners discover that soap can be used to power a boat. Learners make a simple, flat boat model, put it in water, and then add a drop of detergent at the back of the boat.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity, learners explore how boats are engineered to achieve speed.

Over \$20 per group Ages 11 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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Test the buoyancy of an aluminum foil boat and an aluminum foil ball. Why does the same material in different shapes sink or float?

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity related to Newton's Laws of Motion, learners build a boat powered by a propeller in the air.

\$5 - \$10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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This activity (on page 2 of the PDF SciGirls Activity: Milk Carton Boat) is a full inquiry investigation into boat hull design.

\$10 - \$20 per group Ages 8 - 14 4 to 24 hours