Students desire to learn by doing and building. In this STEM unit students will build a vessel using materials listed on the materials sheet to see if it will float or sink. If it does float the children will blow it across a tub of water. If it sinks, the students will have to work to fix the boat so that it floats to be blown across the sea.
This is a sink/float activity that will engage students in the study of Christopher Columbus. This activity includes teacher information, student information, material list, blueprint planning, recording sheet, vessel brace map, vessel labeling, and a challenge.