Construct a Boat - Make it Float!

Construction, Trial and Error, and Boat Revisions

About this Lesson

After learning about the parts of a ship and reading maritime themed books to build prior knowledge (see lesson plans bibliography), grade one students will choose from a variety of materials to construct a boat with all the necessary parts to make it float. After construction, the students will experience trial and error to see if their boat floats. Students will make revisions based on outcomes of the trials and errors. First graders will share their boat making process with the class and classmates can ask questions about the steps taken.

Details

Created By
Kristina Kiely
Grade Level
K-2
Subjects
Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Math, Science

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The Lesson

Construct a Boat - Make it Float! : Construction, Trial and Error, and Boat Revisions

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