Materials List: Viking Ship Design Challenge

Each group needs:

  • Viking Ship Anatomy Worksheet, one per person
  • 1 sheet blank copy paper for drawing
  • ruler (for drawing model to scale)
  • pencil or pen
  • 8 Popsicle sticks
  • 2 drinking straws
  • 1 sheet of card stock or heavy construction paper
  • 2 strips of duct tape
  • 1 small stick of modeling clay
  • hot glue
  • scissors
  • markers, paint or other decorating materials
  • Race Results Worksheet, one per person
  • Race Course Results Sheet, one per teacher

For the entire class to share:

  • Who Were the Vikings? Reading
  • race course (set up a pool of water, such as a plastic backyard wading pool)
  • race course obstacles, such as plants and posts
  • scale, such as a triple beam balance or small electronic scale
  • meter or yard stick (for measuring travel distance in the pool)
  • hair dryer or fan (to simulate wind)