Rocking the Boat

Sometimes it's okay to rock the boat! Science scholars manipulate wave properties using a fun interactive. Part of a larger playlist that dives into waves and sound, the lesson helps users work their way from apprentice to wizard by determining a boat's position with changes to its watery environment.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the ranking system in the interactive to encourage friendly competition among classmates
  • Demonstrate some of the scenarios using toy boats in a small tub of water
Classroom Considerations
  • Make sure everyone has a calculator, or has access to a calculator app
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Presents each scenario as a word problem, which gives the class more practice with them
  • The reference materials are well-written and helpful
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