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Boat-a-thon building - COSEE Coastal Trends

Lesson Plan 

Students use a set of materials selected by the instructor to build a boat with a specific task in mind. The steps of Scientific Inquiry are stressed, and the concept of buoyancy is reviewed.

Concept: Why study the ocean?

National Science Education Standards
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K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes
Systems, order, and organization
Evidence, models, and explanation
Form and Function

9-12 A Science as Inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understandings about scientific inquiry

9-12 E Science and Technology
Abilities in technological design

Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): All 7 Principles

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapter 1 Introduction to Marine Science