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Ships Ahoy!


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    Museum of Science Boston

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Ships Ahoy!

Design a vessel that tests the limits of wind power given a set of off the shelf and recycled materials. Great with groups or individuals, but make sure you have a "body of water" to test your sail boats in.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - adult

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Boat hulls (soap dishes)
  • Masts (K’NEX)
  • Sails (Fun Foam shapes)
  • Plastic clips
  • Glass gems

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Transportation Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
      • Potential and Kinetic Energy
    • Motion and Forces
      • Momentum and Velocity
      • Acceleration
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Invention and Innovation
      • Problem Solving

Informal Categories


  • Transportation

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Funding Source:

  • Noyce Foundation

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