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2 Introduction You have been hired as a mechanical engineer to work as team member for a company called Matercraft Watersports Design, MWD. This company manufactures a variety of different boat designs. In a recent partnership with the town of Blacksburg, MWD has acquired an abundance of recycled materials. They are starting a new project in which these recycled materials will be used for an innovative boat design.

3 Challenge Your task is to use the technological design process to invent a scale model of a self-propelled boat that can transport materials back and forth from Conrad Brother’s Marina to Rockhouse Marina.

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5 Rock House Marina Conrad Brother’s Marina

6 Materials Recycled Soda bottles (a variety of sizes and shapes) Recycled Styrofoam Recycled Plastic Containers Old CDs Rubber bands Ping-pong ball (to transport only) Hot Glue Scissors

7 Limitations The boat must transport a ping-pong ball a distance of five feet in at least 30 seconds. Your boat cannot be any longer than 10 inches. The boat can only have one propeller. Your boat can only be created from the materials listed. Not all of the materials have to be used. The ping pong ball cannot get wet. Only one large rubber band can be used to spin the propeller.

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9 Related CTE Competencies: Applying the Design Process 038Demonstrate safe use of tools and equipment. 039Use measuring tools. 040Evaluate a product in relation to the goal of design and potential improvement. 041Design an improvement for an existing product. 042Produce a model or prototype of an innovation design. Designing Potential Products 043Research technological systems and their related inventions. 044Gather information about a potential invention or innovation. 045Illustrate best ideas for developing an invention or an innovation. 047Develop a plan to create a model of an invention or an innovation. 048 Prepare drawings to support the production of the invention or innovation model. 049Evaluate progress of the invention or innovation model. 050Construct a model or a prototype. 051Evaluate the model through assessment or the prototype through testing.

10 STEM S cience: Matter, gravity, buoyancy, and density T echnology: Choice of materials to solve a problem “Technology is how humans modify the world around them to meet their needs and wants or to solve practical problems” ITEA’s Standards for Technology Literacy E ngineering: Design of boat M ath: Calculate speed (distance/time)

11 Self-Propelled Boat Examples

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