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This resource provides you with all the necessary tools to launch your Build a Boat Unit. It comes with 5 comprehensible lesson plans with all the activities and worksheets included.
What is great about this unit is that it can be tied into numerous literacy or social studies units. The design challenge question for this unit is "How will you build a boat that travels across the “Atlantic Ocean” while holding 25 pennies?" which ties into a Christopher Columbus. However, this design challenge question can be changed depending on what you are studying in social studies or literacy. It can be incorporated into any unit or story that involves traveling on a boat.
This unit includes the following concepts:
-sink or float
-parts of a boat
-the design process