Paper Sailboats are a wonderful way for students to easily experiment with different design components. In this activity students work with multiple variables including the size/shape of the boat and its sail and the payload it is able to carry.
For this activity, students will work in groups to design a paper sailboat with a flat bottom that will sail on the floor, not water required! Once students are finished designing, they will build the boat from the provided materials, test their designs with a box fan and will record the distance their boats travel.
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