Float your boat

What makes a boat float? Why do some boats sink? Learners design and make a clay boat and test its ability to float.

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Sail power

How do sails work? Learners work out how to measure the perimeter and area of a sail.

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Sail away

What are the parts of a sail boat? How do they work? Learners build, test and improve a model sail boat.

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Up on the foils

How have sail boats changed over the years? How have these changes led to foils on boats? Learners design and test a simple foil

Do you want to learn more about the wind?

Try these learning experiences as well.

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A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

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WHEN THE WIND BLOWS

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FEEL THE POWER

OF THE WIND

And when you think you have learnt enough then it is time to design your own technology to harness the power of the wind. 

Get in touch with Yachting New Zealand

 

Postal address: PO Box 33 1487, Takapuna, Auckland 0740

Email: reception@yachtingnz.org.nz

Phone: +64 (9) 361 1471

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