Faculty Advisor

Rong, Yiming


This project was designed to create a lesson plan for high school students that would teach them basic engineering skills. The lesson plan we created focuses on teaching the students simple design process concepts. We have incorporated a project that will teach buoyancy as part of the lesson plan. For the project, the students will have to build a boat and test if for maximum weight in water. The boats were of two different designs and constructed of three different materials.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering