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Teach Engineering

#### Clay Boats

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Clay itself sinks, but clay boats float. Why? Young engineers build clay boats to learn about buoyancy. They test the weight the boats can hold using washers and then tweak their designs to make improvements, following the engineering...
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Curated OER

#### Boat Safety Math

For Students 1st - 2nd
What should you always carry on a boat? Learners must solve ten addition and subtraction problems to solve this riddle. The equations include single and double-digit numbers, but no negative numbers are used. They also don't need to...
Lesson Plan
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#### Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 5 - Water Skiing Laws/Safety/Equipment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Water skiing laws exist for the safety of all concerned. Proper equipment is just as important as following all the laws concerning safety. Lesson 5 is part of a unit on boat safety and water sports. There are links at the bottom of the...
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Teach Engineering

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Clay's as good a material as any to build a boat, right? An introductory activity sets the stage for two activities associated with buoyancy. The first involves building boats out of clay, while the second uses these boats to measure the...
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#### Inventions Change the World: The Enigma Machine

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore WWII by analyzing technological advances. In this invention lesson, 3rd graders discuss the use of the Enigma machine which decoded private German messages that communicated with U-boats. Students utilize a timeline...
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#### America's Involvement in World War I

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate online websites on German U-boat naval warfare, conditions in the trenches and the effects of poisonous gases. They write three entries in a diary from different perspectives.
Interactive
US National Archives

#### WWII: The Atlantic 1939-45 – Battle of the Atlantic

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The most dangerous line of attack during World War II wasn't the German planes soaring above Britain, but the U-Boats cutting off their supplies of food and equipment. Learners research the Battle of the Atlantic, the German campaign to...
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#### U Boat Hunt

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars recognize patterns and sequences in numbers. In this geometry lesson, students create rules to define the sequences and patterns they obsere. They translate coded messages as they dicuss navigational terms.
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Curated OER

#### Refugees from the Caribbean: Cuban and Haiti "Boat People"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the plight of Cuban and Haitian refugees. In this refugee lesson, students discover the history of "boat people" and U.S. policies regarding refugees. Students role play presidential advisers that must recommend new...
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Super Teacher Worksheets

#### Long and Short Vowel Sounds

For Students K - 2nd
Long and short vowels have never been quite so colorful! Learners use an intricate key to color a grid of words based on the vowel sound they hear. Red is the long a sound, light blue is the short u sound, etc. By the time they've...
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#### Turning the Tide in Europe, 1942-1944

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the overall strategies pursued by the Americans and their British allies in the initial months of World War II in Europe. By examining military documents, students examine the decision to invade North Africa instead of...
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#### Act-It-Out Columbus Boat

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Young scholars investigate the trip Christopher Columbus took to the new world.  In this U.S. History lesson plan, students create a fictional ship from cardboard and construction paper simulating the ship Columbus used to get to the New...
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Constitutional Rights Foundation

#### Refugees from the Caribbean: Cuban and Haitian “Boat People”

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should refugees fleeing poverty be allowed the same entrance into the United States as those fleeing persecution? High schoolers read about US foreign policy in the late 20th century regarding refugees from Cuba and Haiti, and engage in...
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

#### Fun with Speedboats!

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
After reading about marine engineers and naval architects, it's all hands on deck to design and test a speed boat. This lesson is designed for the Next Generation Science Standards in engineering and can be a centerpiece for a STEM...
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

#### Sail Away

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Students examine what naval architects and marine engineers do.  In this engineering lesson students work in teams and design a boat with a sail structure.
Organizer
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#### Pearl Harbor-Japanese View-U.S. View

For Students 4th - 6th
In this worksheet on Pearl Harbor, students read short passages about both the Japanese viewpoint and the viewpoint of the U.S. Worksheet included activity suggestions for 4-6 grades.
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#### Vocab-u-lous - Build a Fabulous Vocab

For Students 8th - 11th
In this vocabulary building worksheet, students enhance their personal vocabulary by learning words with the BL or BR blend. Students are allowed the use of a dictionary.
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#### Vocab-u-lous! Build a Fabulous Vocab: Words Beginning with SC

For Students 10th - 11th
In this vocabulary activity, students select the best word choice to complete the sentence. They are challenged with words that have sc-blends.
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#### Turning the Tide in Europe, 1942-1944

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students identify the reasons why the U.S. government decided to focus on the defeat of Germany and Japan and assess the wisdom of this decision. They analyze the magnitude of the U-Boat threat in the Atlantic.
Worksheet
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#### Boy Scout Badge: Small-Boat Smalling

For Students 4th - 7th
In this Boy Scout Badge activity worksheet, learners complete a form of required information in order to obtain the small boat sailing badge.
Interactive
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#### Whitewater Boy Scout Merit Badge Workbook

For Students 7th - 12th
This Boy Scouts of America workbook provides 11 pages of short answer questions about whitewater safety, safety equipment, and boating rules. It includes questions about potential injuries and their treatment.
Study Guide
Reed Novel Studies

#### Flush: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Standing up for beliefs sometimes leads to trouble! The father in Flush takes knows this all too well when he sinks a boat in protest to its illegal dumping. With his dad behind bars, the son, Noah, takes matters into his hands by...
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