On Thursday and Friday, May 11 and 12, grade 8 students from Lindale, Mankota, Cornerstone Christian, King George, Sunningdale, Gravelbourg, and Caronport had the opportunity to compete in Prairie South’s Cardboard Boat Races 2017.
Armed with cardboard, duct tape and a few other odds and end, these students used their skills and ingenuity to transform these materials into a vessel for the water. Not only did the boats need to be quick, they had to be capable of carrying passengers as well. The student learning outcomes were to design and construct a boat with only the supplied materials in two hours. During the challenge the students needed to complete the task of researching and coming up with their own design (in the classroom), look at principal structure, rigidity, water displacement, propulsion, buoyancy, adhesives and bonding, teamwork, and FUN!
Prairie South would like to thank Skills Canada for the donation of all the cardboard material used in the two day event. We would also like to thank the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Sportplex for their generous donation of their rink and pool for us to construct and test our final designs!