Raft Building

1 Class Period

Campers learning about raft building.


In this hands-on activity, students will use effective group participation, planning, and knot-tying, to build a raft that someone can successfully float on. To make it more challenging, this activity can also be done in a timed relay to acquire materials!

Educational Standards


Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specific criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.


Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints on the problem.

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