Topic: Sailboat Design Project

Teacher Resources:

Downloadable PPT of Lesson (385KB)

PDF Handout – Sailboat Design Requirements

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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.

Additional Resources:

Ratio Calculations Model (Excel workbook)

Printable PDF of a Rubric for the Sailboat Design Project (from the STEM Sailing “Science of Sailing” course for high school students)

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