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Boats Science Class


Teacher: Marcelo Wesseler

Length: 52.31 minutes
Language: English
Views: 187

Description: Learn why some things float while others do not, what buoyancy means, and how propellers and sails work by building different boats and watercraft.


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Class Experiments

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Title: Build a balloon-powered Boat
Created: 2009-06-11 13:31:35
Overview: Which way does a balloon-powered boat move? Build your own balloon-powered boat and try it ou...

Title: Floating Paper Clip
Created: 2009-06-17 21:37:59
Overview: Can a paperclip float? Try this fun experiment to find out.

Title: Explore the Shape of Boats
Created: 2009-06-24 12:50:31
Overview: Do you know what shape a boat needs to have in order for it to float? Find out with this easy...

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Recording on May 30, 2009 at: Shoreline Lake: Aquatic Center


Shoreline Aquatic Center is the Bay Area's leading watersports facility. With a diverse range of classes, equipment for rent, and activities, Shoreline is the perfect place to relax on a summer's afternoon, celebrate a birthday, or learn to race sailboats!

The Shoreline juniors race internationally and represent the USA as members of Team USA. Their staff carries a variety of certifications in their sports and in safety and CPR. Their equipment is state-of-the-art and regularly surveyed for safety. Every year they introduce thousands to the joys of boating!

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Little Labs: Boats

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