Participants consider how a simple machine, a wedge, can be used to push materials apart — and apply the concept to creating a model boat.
Provides extensive background information, facilitation outline, materials shopping list, extended supporting media suggestions, correlations to national standards, and more.
Provides classroom connections, key concepts, connections to science standards, and additional resources.
Playful Building Presentation
Paddle Power Challenge
Water on a String
How to Make a Paper Boat, origami
|Originating Source||Lunar and Planetary Institute and National Center for Interactive Learning|
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All the water in the world by George Ella Lyon and Katherine Tillotson
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