Blueprints and Boats Students Design Boats for Science Project

The crowd goes wild with excitement as the boats speed through the water until the paddle control unwinds.

Seventh- and eighth-graders at Buena Vista Adventist School spent many hours with teacher Scott Spies carefully crafting wind-up boats for a science project.

With this creative science project, students first created blueprints and learned science concepts such as drag, displacement, and friction along with learning the parts of the boat such as the keel, rudder, hull, bow and stern.

The boat race finale in a 6-foot pool made this a memorable science project.

July 01, 2006 / Washington Conference
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