Marine Ramp

This Marine Ramp activity & project also includes:

Boat ramps move with waves and changes in water level. Scholars decide on the proper length for a ramp so the angle connecting both sides is appropriate. They visualize the situation and use a simulation to view the results with their answers.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Measure the angle of ramps near you to see what is considered appropriate
  • Research the ADA requirements for ramp angles
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of meters and right triangles
Pros

  • Works well in a traditional or flipped classroom
  • Lesson easily extends into physics and engineering concepts
Cons

  • None
Common Core