Reflection: Accountability Self-Propelled Boat - Section 1: Warm-up


As students work through the process of design-test-redesign, I have them document everything on their initial design. This is an informal way for students to show me what the results of their testing were and how they are planning to adjust their designs to fix any flaws. I find that students are more likely to actually complete this as they are testing versus going back and completing a packet/worksheet later, plus I like the way it mimics the way scientists document in a field journal which relates back to one of the early units in the year.

  Documenting Progression of Thought
  Accountability: Documenting Progression of Thought
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Self-Propelled Boat

Unit 9: End It With Engineering
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: SWBAT use provided materials to construct a self-propelled boat that moves forward straight across the tank.

Big Idea: Students use the design process to create and improve their self-propelled boat.

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