Building a Shellback Dinghy: An Integrated Field Approach to Core Math & Science Standards
Boat Building Course Description: Each year in collaboration with the Penobscot Marine Museum, SDHS students will combine classwork and field work to build a shellback dinghy, while meeting math and science standards. This course will explore marine physics and engineering concepts such as density and buoyancy and why boats float. Newton's laws of motion will be discussed in determining the forces at work of a sailboat in motion. Simple machines and the mechanical advantage and efficiency of those machines will also be examined. This course is a multiple pathway to meeting graduation requirements. Students will earn 1 science experience and 1 math experience. Students will regularly travel to Penobscot Marine Museum for field work, as well as participate in classroombased activities and assessments.  Link to PenBay Pilot Launch video Program Standards:
Through this course, students will meet the Numbers and Geometry math standards.
