⁣Lesson Plan: How to Make Your RC Car Drive on Water - DIY Amphibious Car

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⁣Lesson Plan: How to Make Your RC Car Drive on Water - DIY Amphibious Car

Grade Level: 6-8

Subject: Science and Engineering

Duration: 60 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3: Follow multistep instructions when carrying out experiments or technical tasks.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.2: Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.

Lesson Objectives:
- Students will learn about the principles of buoyancy and water displacement in relation to making an RC car drive on water.
- Students will understand the components and techniques involved in constructing an amphibious RC car.
- Students will be able to explain the steps and science behind making an RC car drive on water.

- RC car
- Styrofoam or foam board
- Waterproof tape
- Waterproof sealant or glue
- Plastic sheet or wrap
- Scissors
- Small weights (e.g., coins)
- Water basin or pool

1. Begin the lesson by discussing the concepts of buoyancy and water displacement, emphasizing their roles in making an object float on water.
2. Show examples or videos of RC cars driving on water, explaining the components and mechanisms involved.
3. Explain to the students that they will be creating their own amphibious RC car using simple materials.
4. Divide the students into small groups and provide each group with the necessary materials.
5. Instruct the students to carefully seal any openings on the RC car using waterproof tape or sealant to prevent water from entering the car's internal components.
6. Cut a piece of foam board or Styrofoam to fit the underside of the RC car, increasing its buoyancy.
7. Attach the foam board or Styrofoam to the bottom of the RC car using waterproof tape or glue, ensuring a secure and watertight connection.
8. Create a plastic sheet or wrap cover for the RC car's body, ensuring it is tightly sealed to prevent water from entering.
9. Test the amphibious RC car by placing it in a water basin or pool, gradually increasing the depth of the water.
10. Observe as the car floats on the water and is able to drive on its surface.
11. Encourage students to experiment with adding small weights to the RC car to adjust its buoyancy and stability.
12. Discuss the various applications and uses of amphibious RC cars, such as in water rescue operations or recreational activities.

- Observe students' engagement and understanding during the construction of the amphibious RC car.
- Evaluate students' comprehension of the scientific principles through class discussions and their ability to explain the steps and science behind making the RC car drive on water.

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