Big or Small: Measure It All
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Join in on a visit to the Flying Scot Sailboat Company and find out how necessary it is to use accurate measurements (area, weight, latitude and longitude) when trying to sail a boat.


Lesson Plans

Can Your Boat Float? — Make a boat and find the area of the base. Add pennies until it sinks and create a graph to determine if the area makes a difference in the number of pennies that the boat will hold.

Sail Away — Determine which sailboat has the greater area of sail.

What Measure Will You Use? — Students decide if they need to find area, perimeter or volume. This lesson includes a PowerPoint presentation.
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