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Sails' Force: Grade 4 Races Across the Atlantic

A part of their Age of Exploration unit, Grade 4 students participated in a nautical design challenge in the Maker Space. Which shape of boat and which kind of sail would get their ship across the Atlantic the fastest?

Working in teams of three, they built their boats, tested their construction, and refined their design. Though initially, only a few of the boats made it across the ocean blue, by honing their crafts, all ships were seaworthy enough to complete the journey.