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D&T - The paddle boat challenge

 

Your challenge this week is to build a paddle boat!

Imagine that you are Grace Darling.

You need to build yourself a boat to mount a rescue mission.

 

 

You can use cardboard, plastic, wood, or anything else that works well and you can get at home. Try looking in your recycling box.
1. CARDBOARD
2. STRAWS
3. SELLOTAPE
4. RUBBER BAND
5. SCISSORS
6. BATHTUB/SINK FOR TESTING

The PDF above will provide you with instructions that will help you build your paddle boat.

 

If you complete your paddle boat and want to challenge yourself further:
1. Try and find some materials which may be more waterproof than cardboard or find a way to make your cardboard waterproof by protecting it?
2. Add a seat to your boat and see if it can safely carry a passenger? You could use a Lego character if you have one.
3. Ask someone else in your house to make one and see who’s is quickest? How could you make your boat quicker?
4. Draw a force diagram and see if you can label all the forces acting on your boat?