Lesson #2 Boat Construction - Hull Design and Engineering Principles



Students will have a blast designing a hull out of styrofoam blocks. The students will race the boats against each team to see who can design the best hydrodynamic hull. Students should keep journals of the design and the results to compare with other teams.

This is step two in the boat design and Engineering principles.

Each Team should research, study and design what they "think"will be the fastest and longest moving boat in the water.

Lesson Time

Lesson #2 Timeline
2 Class Periods

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Building and Construction Trades Building and Construction Trades
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
K-12 Subjects
  • Science
Grade Levels
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will learn the effects of engineering and design on a hull.

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