Pre-K to 8th Grade
Students were asked to draw a picture of a boating event that has happened in their life and then take turns telling everyone about their story.
Students took a pre- test that covered relevant material to building a boat.
Students were divided into 2 teams and were given various materials to build a tower with their teammates.
The purpose of this activity was to learn how to work effectively as a team.
The group came up with rules that were to be followed for the duration of the boat building experience and then signed the contract.
Students started to measure planks of wood and label certain points.
Combination Lock Activity: Students had to step on 30 numbers in the circle in numerical order within a 25 second time limit. Only one foot was allowed to be the circle at any given time. This game worked on communication and organization.
Students continued to measure and label the wooden planks in several sections.
Students reviewed all of the different tools that were going to be used throughout the boat building project. Everyone was reminded of the different safety precautions that are associated with each tool.
Students identified and reviewed the different sections of the boat.
Students took turns using a jigsaw to cut out pieces of the wood.
Students measured chine logs and cut out the corners
After cutting the students glued the chine logs to the bottom part of the boat and clamped it together
Once the chine logs were glued and clamped to the boat the students drilled in screw to further secure it.
Students initially broke up into two separate groups to complete different tasks
Students in this group took turns using the drill to remove the screws from the outside of the boat to prep it for planing
This group was in charge of creating a name for the boat along with a color design
After the screws were removed and a rough design was sketched the students regrouped to saw off a knob from the front and back of the boat
The final step of the day was planing the chine logs to even out the bottom of the boat
Student placed the bottom plank of wood against the sides of the boat to trace where they had to cut
Once the bottom part was traced the students cut out the bottom plank of wood using the jigsaw
After cutting the piece of wood the student then glued it to the boat
The final step of the day was drilling the bottom piece of the boat to further secure it
Students removed the screws and proceeded to fill the holes with epoxy and filler
Students attached the four gunnels to the sides of the boat with epoxy and then clamped it to the boat
Students took turns drilling screws to further secure the gunnel to the boat after clamping it
Students took turns planing the remaining epoxy off of the boat
Students painted the boat and designed a theme for the boat
Students continued to paint and complete all the final touches for the boat launch
The students all took turns paddling their boat around Deal Lake. It was great to see all of the students’ dedication and commitment come together for this memorable day.