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    New Jersey Department of Education
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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? Included in the lesson...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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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. The soap changes the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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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. Then,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 45 to 60 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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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...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge, learners build a boat that paddles itself using a rubber band as its power source. Learners follow the design process to make a boat out of cups, design and build working...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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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. This competitive, hands-on activity...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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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. The airboats can be designed in many ways and can include various recyclables like...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners design, build, and test models of "dragon boats" made from up to three milk cartons. They observe how well the boats can be pulled through water in a homemade testing tank, and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how boats are engineered to achieve speed. Learners consider and develop a design, build their speedboat out of everyday items, and test their boat against those...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore watercraft engineering and sailing. Learners work in teams to design a sailboat out of everyday objects that can catch a breeze from a fan, stay afloat with a set...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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