This science-focused STEAMvestigation includes the read-alouds "Boats on Parade" and "Wynken, Blinkin' and Nod." Elementary students use the engineering design cycle to investigate shapes that will float, then shapes that float with passengers before designing, creating, testing and redesigning a boat that successfully floats with 3 figures.
The download file includes the following printables:
• Kids STEAMvestigation Handout
• Educator's Background Notes
• Design Logbook Pages
• Literacy Connection "Boats on Parade"
*You supply clay, a bowl to act as a testing pond, and dolls to put in the boat.
To introduce this STEAMvestigation in its natural habitat, order the full STEAMstart: Polygon Island Unit with 5 subject-focused STEAMvestigations and a culminating Unit Challenge.
Classroom, camp and club materials kits are available for this STEAMvestigation when ordered as part of the STEAMstart: Polygon Island Unit.