Fishing Boat

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Water is the perfect laboratory for experiment. Construct a boat. How will water test its materials, balance, and buoyancy? Test your work in our Water Learning Lab (May – Sept). Choose our Fishing Boat or the Leonardo Paddlewheel Boat.

Meets Connecticut Science Standards

  • K.1: Objects have properties that can be observed and used to describe similarities and differences.

Meets Common Core Standards

  • K-PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Meets Next Generation Science Standards

  • K-PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions K-PS2-1 Plan & conduct investigation to compare effects of different strengths or directions of pushes and pulls on motion of an object. K-PS2-2 Analyze data to determine if design solution works to change speed or direction of object with push or pull. PS2.A Forces and Motion PS2.B Types of Interactions PS3.C Relationship Between Energy and Forces
  • K-LS1: K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • K-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity KESS3-1: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.. KESS3-2: Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather. ETS1.A : Asking questions, making observations, gathering information are helpful in thinking about problems.

We are accustomed to teaching with a model in front of a child, but these instructions should make it so that anyone can build one without our presence. We urge that parents and teachers be there to guide – but to allow the child to try to let the materials (and a picture of the final product) guide them. A wrong direction is always un-doable until you've glued something.

The Parts. and Waterproof Glue (Titebond III is what we use) for a few parts.

Step 1. Don't this this picture needs much explanation except that the peg for the topmost wood tower is the longer one with the knob on the top. You can use some glue under the cabin and the tower also.

Step 1. Finish up with the 'fishing line' with magnet at the end. Rubberbands around pegs and go catch a fish.


Fishing Boat Parts

Fishing Boat Step 1

Fishing Boat Step 2

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