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DragonflyTV Cup Sailing Game


Source Institutions

    Twin Cities Public Television

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DragonflyTV Cup Sailing Game

In this online Flash game, learners will captain a sailing challenge, adjusting boat direction and sails, seeking the way to take greatest advantage of varying wind speeds and directions to catch the wind and race a sailboat through a regatta course. The Help and Why buttons provide learners with more information about how to sail a boat plus diagrams and definitions of terms like tracking, wind speed, and luffing. There are four modes of play (practice, red, blue, and gold) that learners can master.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Simulation

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • computer with internet access and Adobe Flash Player

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Weather and Climate
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Transportation Engineering
    • Technology
      • Transportation
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
    • Motion and Forces
      • Momentum and Velocity
      • Acceleration

Informal Categories


  • Games
  • Sports and Exercise
  • Transportation

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • hear
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Source Collection:

  • DragonflyTV

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc., ©2006

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation

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