Over 80 Grade 7 and 8 students from Agnew H. Johnston Public School, Westmount Public School and Woodcrest Public School will be splashing down at Churchill Pool to test float cardboard boats on Friday, November 9. The boats will be weight tested with the two most seaworthy designs moving on to the upcoming Skills Ontario Card Board Challenge.
“The students were able to combine many aspects of the curriculum into their boat designs including flow, aerodynamics, centre of gravity, fluids, problem solving, nets, 3D shapes, angles and measurement,” says Casey Charles, Westmount Public School Teacher.
The students had an open template to build and design their boats and some have even worked costumes into their final design and float strategy. As per Skills Ontario rules, the students can only use two 4×8 pieces of cardboard and 2 rolls of duct tape. Their models had to be completed in two hours.