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ERIC Number: EJ1177767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
The Sand Yacht Challenge...Inspires Lots of Science
James, Robin
Primary Science, n152 p26-29 Mar 2018
In this article, Robin James describes the Sand Yacht Challenge. The race took place on sand between small, wind-powered land yachts made by groups of children from four local schools. The project provided a term of collaborative opportunities at the designing and testing stage, followed by a competition when the students raced them. It was ultimately a team of year 5 girls (ages 9-10) whose long, flexible axle coped best with this fickle terrain on race day.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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