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Stanley at Sea

Lesson 6: Stanley at Sea

STEM Career Connections
  • Health Sciences and Mechanical Engineering
STEM Disciplines
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Non-STEM Disciplines
  • English Language Arts

Students imagine being on vacation at a friend’s lake house. The family decides to take Max, the family dog,  out on the lake for a boat trip. While out on the boat, the water becomes rough, and Max falls overboard into the water. Since Max is still a puppy, he does not know how to swim yet.

The student's challenge is to use supplies that are on the boat to create a flotation device that will keep Max afloat. Max has already fallen overboard, so the flotation device must be able to be put on and taken off Max quickly and easily.

Project Files

Associate Dean, School of Engineering

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254