Build-a-Boat Activity Documents
Build-a-Boat Activity Document Downloads
This guide will help you get started creating your boat. Then play, tinker, and invent new kinds of boats with motors, propellers, buoyant materials and blades.
What do you need to know about an engineering challenge? First… you are never done. Every design can be improved, so students should be working on improving their boats until the last available second. Design, build, test and evolve different motor boat configurations during these engineering challenges. Use the Engineering Notebook to improve your design.
Download the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook
Available at two different learning levels, the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook is designed to help students cycle through 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.
Other useful resources:
TeacherGeek Quick Start Guide
Guide for using TeacherGeek products
See how your Motor Boat measures up
See what your boat's blade angle is
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