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Don't let the resource blow you away. Scholars build airboats from basic materials and collect data on how far the boats move. They refine their designs taking Newton's laws into consideration.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners work in groups, especially if materials are scarce
Classroom Considerations

  • Some materials are necessary, such as rubber bands, balloons, paper clips, and drinking straws
  • Note that resource provides alignments for outdated New York State science standards

  • Provides worksheet for each part of the activity
  • Includes pacing suggestions for smooth operation of the class

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