Advanced Sail Car Activity

Advanced Sail Car Activity

Advanced Sail Car Activity Document Downloads

Sailing...while on land? It's less crazy than you think! The advanced sail car is oriented for older primary and middle school kids - namely, grades 3-8. Learn about forces, motion, lift, friction and sailing against the wind through this hands-on STEM | STEAM project. Design and construct your own unique "land yacht" to compete in engineering challenges!

Make It Your Own:
The documents for this activity are available in PDF and Microsoft Word format.
If you wish to edit a document, simply download the Microsoft Word format.

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This is the advanced construction guide for the Sail Car frame, mast(s) and sail(s). Use this guide as a launching pad to craft improved, creative vehicle designs.

Build Guide - PDF (Coming Soon!)
Build Guide - Editable Word Document


Students will continue their understanding and build in the Push-Pull Lab and the Wind Lab.

Lab Activities - PDF
Lab Activities - Editable Word Document


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Download the Classroom Overview

Brief overview about the TeacherGeek Advanced Sail Car documents, activity procedure, standards' alignment, concepts, vocabulary, background information, and supplementary resources.

Sail Car Overview - PDF
Sail Car Overview - Editable Word Document



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Download the Advanced Engineering Challenges

Design, build, test and evolve unique sail car configurations through engineering challenges. Experiment with variables of sail shape, material and area and explore how forces, friction, mass and wind impact stability and speed. It's problem-solving learning at its finest - the maker way!

Sail Car Engineering Challenge - PDF
Sail Car Engineering Challenge - Editable Word Document



Electromagnet For Fun Build Guide

Download the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook

Available at two different learning levels, the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook is designed to help students cycle thru the Design & Engineering Process and help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for each iteration of design. It is recommended that extra pages are printed and on-hand during activities.

Simple Engineering Notebook - PDF
Engineering Notebook - PDF

Science & Math Standards

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Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS Standards Download - PDF
NGSS Standards Spreadsheet - Editable /Searchable Excel Sheet

International Technology & Engineering Educators' Association Standards
ITEEA Standards Download - PDF
ITEEA Standards Spreadsheet - Editable/Searchable Excel Sheet