Row, Row, Row Your Boat!

Imagine you have been given the task of building a boat. Do you know what materials sink? Do you know what materials float? What makes some objects able to float in water and other objects sink?

These are all important questions that you will need to know the answers to because you have been hired on to work for the new and upcoming boat manufacturer in your area. 

You're job will be to find the best materials to make your boat competitive with existing companies. 

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Click on "Task" to begin. 

Your task is to create a list of materials which you think will allow your boat to float for 60 seconds, while holding 3 crew members (counting bears). 

Your research on materials can all be found here on WebQuest. 

You will then be tasked with building a boat of your own! 

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GOOD LUCK!!

 

Click on "Process" to learn about sink/float.

Step One: 

Enjoy this story "Who Sank the Boat?" by Pamela Allen

 

Step Two:

Please watch the video to learn about sink and float. 

 

Step Three: 

In your STEM Journal, PREDICT what you think is going to happen when we put it in water. Will it sink or float?

1) Scissors

2) Pencil

3) Crayon

4) Paper Clip

5) Key

6) Cube

7) Bowl

8) Pan 

9) Cork

10) Rock

11) Toy Car

12) Egg Carton

13) Sponge

14) Marble

15) Dice

After you have made your predictions, click the "Evaluation" bottom. 

 

 

It is time to show what you have learned! Create a list of materials to begin building your boat.

Remember... 

You are going to be creating a boat that must float for 60 seconds, while holding 3 crew members (counting bears). 

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You have almost done it! 

CHECK OUT MRS. LEE'S VIDEO: https://flipgrid.com/83d2bf --> Enter the code 11p0to to watch.

Your final part of the project is to share your findings with the class. You are to do this by creating a FlipGrid video of your own. 

Row, Row, Row Your Boat!

Flip Code: 11p0to

For teachers: 

This rubric can be used to evaluate your students' understanding of the concept of sink/float. 

Not Yet Demonstrated

Student does not plan and carry out an investigation to predict and observe whether objects will sink or float based on their physical attributes.
Emerging Student identifies known items that sink or float.
Developing
Student participates in investigations to predict whether an object will sink or float AND can sort objects based on their ability to sink or float.
Demonstrating
Student can plan and carry out an investigation to predict and observe whether objects will sink or float based on their physical attributes.