Special offers for: ASE Members Small Schools Groups of schools Teacher delegates at conferences and Primary Upd8 courses
Topic: 6E Forces in action
22 year old Rhys and his Dad are sailing a tiny 12ft craft down all 4,000 miles of the Mississippi, the longest river in the US. Reinforcing the council's message of 'reduce, reuse, recycle', Rhys' boat is made from materials that are both sustainably sourced and recyclable. It consists of a wooden cabin encased in a hull made from the same material as orange juice cartons.
In this activity children will design a boat made of recyclable materials. They will consider the forces acting on a boat. Also they will argue how the adventure will help raise the issues of recycling.