Building Paddle Boats (Grades 6-8)

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Grade levels: 6, 7, 8

Content areas: Career & Technical, Math, Science

Topics: smsp, STEM, Engineering Design, Engineering

Related Standards : NGSS.MS.ETS1.4, NGSS.MS.PS3.2, NGSS.MS.ETS1.1, NGSS.MS.ETS1.2, NGSS.MS.ETS1.3

Type of resource: Lesson/Unit Plan

In this unit of study students will design, build, and test a spring-powered pontoon boat using common materials that must travel at least 20cm. Students will then use video software to analyze the motion of their craft. This unit integrates nine STEM attributes and was developed as part of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership's Teacher Leadership Team. Any instructional materials are included within this unit of study. Conditions of Use: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0. Copyright Holder: Todd Dauenhauer