Teacher: Melissa Jagears
Description: Each week we’ll look at a different famous shipwreck, such as the Vasa, Titanic, Hunley, Bismarck, Edmund Fitzgerald, Antikythera, etc.
Some examples of things we’ll do is watch informational videos, experiments such as learning how bulkheads work (or fail!), make our own compasses, use coordinates to play battleship, send messages in Morse code, use Google Earth to find visible shipwrecks, make a disaster diorama, listen to shipwreck songs, create a newspaper report for our favorite shipwreck disaster, and watch the shipwreck movie “The Cay” based on the middle grade novel by Theodore Taylor.
Class Length: 12 weeks
Supplies: Pencils, colored pencils, scissors, (clear 1 liter bottles if you use them, collect them for me!)