Students will be exploring the world of boating and buoyancy in this lab. The students will design various prototypes of boats in order to determine what design can hold the most passengers. Students will need to determine the criteria and constraints that are in place for this lab. At the end, the lab groups will create their final prototype to see which group’s vessel can hold the most passengers without sinking! This is a fun hands-on activity for the students to use critical thinking skills with.

Learning Objectives

Students will use the engineering design process to create boats and demonstrate buoyancy.

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