Science


Articles & Lessons

Learn more about a ship’s navigation equipment.

Conduct an experiment making aluminum foil boats.

Read more about immigration and disease.

Learn about the effects of weather.

refrigeration on ships

Read about refrigeration on ships and try this experiment.

 

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Learn about the physics of sailing.

Try this solution chemistry lab practical based on a boiler operator handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Interactive Learning

Science - Jeopardy

 

Click on the logo to play this game of Jeopardy! All the information your students will need to win is found in this educational module and the posts that accompany it.

 


Secondary Sources

Click here to download the pdf of John Favill’s Primer of Celestial Navigation, “Sextant” (New York: Cornell Maritime Press, 1943).

Click here to download the pdf of John Favill’s Primer of Celestial Navigation, “Compass” (New York: Cornell Maritime Press, 1943).

Click here to download the pdf of R. A. Fletcher, Steamships and Their Story, “Primitive Experiments in Propulsion – Some Early Experiments with Steam” (J. B. Lippincott, 1910).


Additional Resources for Science

Interactive learning tool on Wind and Ocean Currents.

Smithsonian Museum of American History’s online exhibit, Dangerous Waters, Injury and Sickness at Sea.

Watch the videos below and learn about ocean currents from Bill Nye, ocean and climate from NASA, and the physics of sailing.