Nov. 2, 2011: Building History's Ships
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1. Make a poster for the new Brooklyn Navy Yard Center. Paste newspaper words and pictures about the shipyard and ships on your poster.
2. In your newspaper, find five different ways businesses send their products to other places.
3. Find five facts about the shipyard that make you say “Wow.”
4. How did these ships show changes in technology: (a) USS Monitor, (b) USS Niagara, (c) USS Dolphin, and (d) USS Ohio?
5. Use the Internet to find information to compare an earlier ship and a modern cruise ship. Compare their height, length, engines, weight and number of people they can carry. Write a paragraph about your research.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students understand the abilities of technological design. (Science: Science and Technology)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)