The Unsinkable Boat! Let’s create a boat that will NOT sink, like the Titanic!
This resource is ready to print and teach! You just need to make sure you have the proper items for the STEM activity.
This resource covers many different standards, which include: reading comprehension, research, science, and mathematics, including, staying in a budget, given by the teacher. Links have been provided for videos, to help support your lesson, and to make the experience more meaningful for your students.
I have included an accommodated version for your special education students, English Language Learners, and far below grade level students.
I have also included an editable version, if you are a primary grade teacher and would like to use this with adding decimals or adding using whole numbers. This can also be used for multiplying whole numbers as well.
Your students job is to create a boat that will not sink.
This STEM activity guides students through the engineering process. This STEM project guides them through the engineering process including the ASK, IMAGINE, PLAN, CREATE, IMPROVE, AND REFLECT components.
Ask: can you design a boat that will not sink like the Titanic?
Imagine: Brainstorm other boats you have seen that will help you build a successful boat.
Plan: Create a boat that will not sink.
Create: Build and test a boat that can hold at least 10 math longs for weight.
Improve: Improve your boat so it can hold more than 10 math longs.
Reflect: What went well? What can you improve?
Content: Overview of instruction, sample images, step by step lesson plan over 5 days, student worksheets, PowerPoint, rubric, research worksheet, vocabulary worksheet, reading comprehension worksheet, budget to build a both focusing on decimals worksheet, STEM worksheet, video and game links to support the lessons
Science Vocabulary addressed: gravity, density, buoyancy, displace, volume
Technology: Research engineers who have worked on the Titanic or other boats.
Engineering: Building and researching about boats
Mathematics: Multiplying decimals, budgeting the cost of the boat
NOTE: with the editable version, you can change this to simple addition, which will work in a primary grade classroom
Language Arts: Cause and Effect and Reading Comprehension Assessment
Supplies for the STEM project: aluminum foil, tape (sturdy tape, like masking tape), straws, cardboard, Popsicle sticks
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