Lesson Plan

Sailboat Design Requirements

Sailboat design requires more than a half-circle and triangle sketch. After viewing a slideshow presentation that outlines the requirements for sailboat design, learners draw a design, perform the needed calculations, and write a paper explaining their designs based upon their calculations. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Extend the lesson with a project in which pupils build a model of their own design, and present their designs with a gallery walk
Classroom Considerations
  • Some pupils may struggle with writing well-constructed paragraphs to provide explanations
  • The final lesson in a seven-part series
  • The included spreadsheet calculates the desired calculations
  • Provides a rubric to score the design write-ups
  • None