Viking Science - Floating Longships

Lessons and Activities


In this lesson, we'll take a look at how the Vikings used their understanding of floating and sinking to build their longships for their long adventures.
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Activity 1

Designing and Making Longships
In this activity, the children will work in groups to design and make a longship that will hold the largest weight without sinking. Groups will use the planning and recording sheet below.
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Lesson Plan

Everything you need to give this lesson a try. On the left side we have our lesson objectives, in the middle are the activities and on the right are the assessment tools!
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From the Curriculum

Strand: Energy and Forces
Strand Unit: Plant and Animal Life

Curriculum Objectives

The child should be enabled to:
investigate the pushing force of water:
-compare floating and sinking in fresh and salty water
-design and make a boat or raft using an increasing variety of materials, tools and craft-handling skills
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