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Age range: 14-16
Duration: 0-29 mins
  • Mathematics

Model boat - analysis of motion

Calculate the distance a model boat will travel across water

Two friends are on opposite banks of a river which is 30m wide. One of them has a model boat and plans to send it across the river to the other. The boat has a small motor which moves it forward. Once the boat is in the water, it cannot be steered...

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An engaging activity in which students will calculate how far the model boat will travel in the water.

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