The Ancient Sailing Ships Activity is designed to combine Science and History, while exploring Renaissance sailing ships. It addresses the following topics in Science:
Forces and Motion for Year 4;
Solids, Liquids and Gases for Year 5;
Properties of Natural and Processed Materials for Year 4, and
Science as Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills for Years 4, 5 and 6.
Students make their own sailing ships and investigate how these move and behave, whilst learning about historic sailing ships.
A set of questions is supplied to guide the students through an inquiry-based process and to assist students to consider a wide range of different aspects of the activity.