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Design a boat hull that is able to float a specified weight. Then, design a way to propel your vessel using wind power.
Make your own astrolabe, and use it to estimate the height of a tree, building, or other vertical object.
Make a simple compass to find magnetic north or south, depending on where you live.
Learn to tie some basic knots that have been used by mariners for centuries and are often useful in everyday life.
Make a set of nautical signal flags, and use the flags to send messages.
Make a sounding box and discover the profile of a model seafloor.
Discover some of the ways a nautical chart can help a mariner safely navigate in unfamiliar coastal waters.
Make a simple version of an underwater remotely operated vehicle.
Make a three-dimensional model of Earth.
Make a model of a volcano, complete with eruption.
Experiment with polarizing filters, and find out whether you have polarization vision.
Examine information about items found in and around a shipwreck.
Make a three-dimensional model of a giant tubeworm!
Track a hurricane on the same type of chart used at the National Hurricane Center.
Build six instruments that you can use to make scientific measurements of your local weather.
Set up a Weather Journal and record regular measurements from the instruments in your Weather Station.
Create a vortex similar to the wind pattern of tornados.
Demonstrate why swimmers caught in rip currents have to swim following the shoreline to escape.
Cross-date tree-ring samples to find out which sample is oldest, and then find the age of the oldest sample.
Create a working model that shows the El Niño effect, trade winds, and upwelling.
Experiment to find some of the ways that salt changes the physical properties of water.
Demonstrate two of the basic principles that make satellites useful.
Make a colorful model of Earth’s structure.
Get information on the location and description of survey marks in your geographic area, and find out how to share your survey marking discoveries with the rest of the world.
Perform a demonstation of a survey technique used by scientists to estimate fish populations.
Make a poster to explain that we should protect animals that seem unimportant because they may provide new drugs for treating diseases such as heart disease, arthritis, and cancer.
Make a poster to inform people about why marine debris is bad and why we need to stop it.
Make a model of a watershed, and show how rainfall carries pollution into the ocean and other water bodies.
Use a radish seed bioassay to test for toxicity.
You will be a private investigator working with other detectives to catch suspected invaders.
Make a dodecahedron that shows pictures of twelve invasive animals.
Make origami models of whales and turtles.
Make a poster to explain how climate change is affecting polar ice mass, how it may affect humans, and what we can do about it.
Make a poster about narwhals, how they are being affected by climate change, how climate change may affect humans, and what we can do about it.
Make an edible model of a coral reef.
Make a Sierpinski triangle that shows how repeatedly dividing a fixed space produces an infinite series of increasingly smaller spaces. Sponge, coral, and soft coral.
Get involved in a project to restore damaged natural resources.