The Better Boat Challenge

by: Aaron Schomburg

“On your mark, get set, go!” Elementary students love to hear these words as they participate in the annual Third Grade Better Boat Challenge. This highly motivational project started a few years ago as the author was developing the third-grade science curriculum to include a study that revolved around models, design, and problem solving. It has since developed into an exciting and much-loved unit where third graders build, test, and modify speedboats, and later, sailboats. As students design and modify their craft, they experience design technology and develop their problem-solving skills.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2008Stock # sc08_046_02_36Volume 046Issue 02

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