Boat Project

Make sure your boat fits inside whatever you are testing it in!
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Requirements / Specs.

  • Water balloons can not be filled with water
  • Can be any shape / size you would like
  • Load until whole boat is submerged!
  • Make sure it fits inside the testing basin!!

1. Intro Video

The intro video explains some background of the project and how it relates to the real world.

2 min

2. Academic Video

We use fun demonstrations to teach about different topics at play in boats such as density, buoyancy, & more!

3 min

3. "How To" Video

Tune into the how to video to find tips, examples, and even obstacles to avoid when designing and building your project.

7 min

4. Testing (make sure it fits inside the basin!)

In this video, we walk you through just how to test your project once you are all done designing & building!

3 min

5. Bonus Video

Hear the stories of professionals in the field and how they use what we learned this month in their jobs everyday!

2 min
Questions? Please email to see sample lesson plans and more!


3-5-ETS1-1 , 3-5-ETS1-2 , 3-5-ETS1-3

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ETS1.A , ETS1.B , ETS1.C

AZ ELA & Mathematics

W.5.8 , MP.2, MP.4, MP.5 , 3-5.OA

21st Century Skills

Learning Skills, Literacy Skills, Life Skills