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    IEEE
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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. Learners work in teams of ...

    Ages 8 - 14
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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...

    Ages 8 - 14
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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...

    Ages 8 - 18
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners will discover how the shape of an object, not just its weight, determines whether it floats or sinks. After a ball of aluminum foil sinks in a...

    Ages 8 - 14
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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...

    Ages 4 - 14
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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...

    Ages 8 - 18
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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,...

    Ages 4 - 6
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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...

    Ages 11 - 18
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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...

    Ages 4 - 14
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    WGBH
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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? Learners must adjust many variables in their boat design to maximize...

    Ages 6 - 11

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