Slow Boat Vocabulary:
Slow Boat Mini Lesson #1: Feel the Power of the Force
Experiment: Get a Piece of cardboard or hard foam about 2' X 2'.
Go to an opened area and run with the board facing perpendicular to the ground.
Did you feel a force pushing back as your ran with the board?
Are there other times when you can feel this type of force?
Slow Boat Mini-Lesson #2: Drag in Water
Experiment: Take half of a hollow ball and drag it through the water 2 ways. First, drag it with the opening facing you. Second, drag it with the opening facing away.
Observation: I noticed...
Problem: The fish is too big and the students can't slow the boat down
Goal: Slow the boat down
Client: 4th Graders
End User: 4th Grade Students
Criteria: Increase the drag on the boat to make it move as slow as possible
Constraints: The size of boat may only be:
* 6'' tall
* 2'' down
* 3'' behind
* 3'' either side
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