STEM Activity Challenge Build a Wind-Powered Boat

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STEM Challenge: It’s time for the windy month of March! This challenge is part of a series all about wind-powered devices. These are great fun during a windy month, but can certainly be used all year!

NOTE: This challenge may be purchased as part of a money-saving bundle!

In this challenge students will be using materials to design a boat that will sail successfully because of the sail they create. The challenge is all about the sail because the body of the boat is made from an unsinkable material! First, students will experiment with different geometric shapes and sizes and test to see which works best. They may also experiment with using non-geometric shapes and test those. Finally, they will use the experiment data to design and build a sail for their ultimate wind-powered boat!

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes:
• Cardboard tubes
• Pool noodles
• Craft sticks
• Wooden skewers
• Craft foam sheets
• Straws
• Masking tape
• Long pan for water
• Fan
• Paper towels

The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 6 pages of teacher directions, a constraints list, 4 pages of photographs, data table sheet for experimenting with sails, student lab sheet with sample answers, and the credits page. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

This challenge will need 1-2 class sessions (2 hours) to complete.

This challenge works perfectly with another wind-powered challenge:
STEM Challenge Build a Wind-Powered Car
STEM Challenge Build a Windmill

Or you may purchase all three in a money-saving bundle!
STEM Challenge March Bundle with Wind Power

Save even more with a mega bundle of all the seasonal challenges:
STEM by the Month

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You might also like these STEM Challenges about boats:

STEM Challenge- Building Boats
STEM Challenge- Design a Sail Boat


You might also be interested in my catalog: STEM and Science Posters Catalog
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STEM Activity Challenge Build a Wind-Powered Boat
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Wind-Powered Boat
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Wind-Powered Boat
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Wind-Powered Boat