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Taking the Plunge: Designing Submersibles

by Carissa Leventis-Cox

$10-20/student (plus materials for each student’s design), maximum 10 students.


We will be using the Museum of Science in Boston’s Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) curriculum for Grades 1 to 4 to foster engineering and technological literacy. Our students will learn problem solving, inquiry and innovation through:

  • a storybook of a child in a different country that introduces an engineering problem (includes a lesson in geography)
  • learning to solve a problem similar to that in the storybook
  • a hands-on engineering design challenge that requires science and math
  • create and improve on their designs.

This Fall, we will start our Engineering class with Taking the Plunge: Designing Submersibles. We will be learning science concepts related to ocean engineering: density, floating, and sinking. We will be designing our own submersible with research instruments in order to retrieve packages in the water.

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1 Comment

  1. Christine Bickley says:

    Where is this class held?

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