Buoyancy and Boats

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This program can be delivered as:

In-School Field Trips

Description: Come set sail on the ship Buoyancy and find out what a pirate needs to know to stay afloat. This exciting adventure will show all land lubbers that it takes special characteristics to float and move in water. Take what you have learned and make your own paddle boat and become a pirate too! Check out the new, larger boats that are offered this year!

Field Trips take place right IN your classroom. Our experienced presenters deliver curriculum-based field trips.

2 hours

3-4 recommended

Teacher Provides:

Take Home:
Wooden paddle boat

Field Trip On Demand

Description: Marooned on a desert island in the middle of the ocean, Captain Crabhook makes the acquaintance of an unlikely character. Together they combine their knowledge, wits and physical abilities to teach each other about boats and buoyancy so that they can get off the blasted island. Your students will follow along with Captain Crabhook as he teaches them how to construct their very own functioning wooden paddle boat that they can enjoy again and again!

Pre-recorded videos. Curriculum-based and works in all school re-entry scenarios (classroom and home learning).


2 recommended

Teacher Provides:
Wax crayons

Take Home:
Wooden Paddle Boat

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This is a supplementary program for MATTER: How can the suitability of materials be determined for specific purposes?

If you would like the specific 2023-2024 Science Curriculum program, please check out the Pirate Island program for Grade 2.

Curricular Highlights

  • Explorations: Interactive storytelling. Predicting and testing. Exploration of buoyancy. Sinking and floating. Construction of a wooden boat.
  • Theme: Buoyancy & Boats
  • Grade: 2
  • Categories: Science, Project-Based

What Teachers Are Saying

L.M, Grade 2 TeacherCalder School

I overhead some of the students saying this is the "Best Field Trip Ever!". We got to listen to a story, see if things float or sink and we got to build a boat and take it home. As a teacher, I think this is the best value for the students' money, they learned a lot and they get to take a boat home to experiment even further. Great field trip! (In-School program)

L.M, Grade 2 TeacherMonsignor Neville Anderson School

The presenter was engaging and fun. The post actiivty student booklet provides the teacher with a good assessment tool for what the students learned. I covered a whole unit in one day! (In-School program)

L.S., Grade 2 TeacherAuburn Bay School

The video was engaging and fun for the students. It was a great demonstration of concepts that we had covered in class, and directly related to to the curriculum. We loved the pirate and his step by step instructions were easy to follow.This program was well worth the money, and allowed us to do something that we otherwise would not have been able to do! (Field Trip On-Demand program)

M. H., Grade 2 TeacherJulia Kiniski school

My class LOVED this presentation & so did I! It was informative and engaging, the staff who created the video presentation went above and beyond- my kids truly believed he was a pirate!!! I really appreciated being able to pause it, discuss it, rewind, take a break as necessary. We actually ended up making a whole day of it! The resources were all provided and nothing was forgotten or left out, it was so well thought out. I really appreciated that I needed to do so little! We couldn't have volunteers due to Covid, but it was really easy for me to do it by myself! (Field Trip On-Demand program)

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Don't forget to apply a promo code, if available, for additional savings!

In-School Field Trip


$ 16.00

per student

(Minimum Fee $240.00)

Field Trip On Demand


$ 14.50

per student

+ shipping


Save $1.50 off per student!

Valid from August 21 - October 27, 2023. Programs can take place until June 30, 2024. Promo codes are offered on a limited basis. Promo code must be used at the time of booking. Applies to In-School, Video Conference and Field Trip on Demand programs. Promotional prices are applicable during advertised, time-limited promotional events. Some conditions apply.