Lesson 7

Science of Sailing - Lesson 7

Topic: Sailboat Design Project

Teacher Resources:

Printable PDF Version of this Lesson Plan

Printable PDF of the Rubric for the Sailboat Design Project

Downloadable PPT of Lesson (362kb)

Ratio Calculations Model (Excel workbook)

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Primary Goal : As a final exercise for the class, student groups will create a basic sailboat design and prepare a report that identifies the specifications of the boat and the data used to calculate those specifications.

The report will also provide discussion as to the intended use of the vessel and why their design is optimally suited to that use, as well as a comparison to other boat types.

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