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Boat Planning: Speed

Engineers draw plans to help them think. You are going to have to think hard to find ways to build a FLEET ship that is fast. (If you still need to download FLEET, you can email fleet@navalengineers.org or simply download it at www.fleetengineering.org.

Challenge #2

Build a boat that performs well in the Speed Test.

The engines are pushing you forward, but the water is slowing your ship down. What parts of your design can you change to make it go fast? What parts of your ship will not affect the speed of the ship? Do you think a heavier ship will go faster or slower? How can you find out?

Upload your first Speed Test design here. (You can take a screenshot by hitting “Printscreen” on Windows and Command + 3 on Macs.)

Upload your picture here.

(You can receive up to three 20-point badges for your Speed Test plans. You must go through the process 3 times to receive all 3 badges.)

After you complete this step move on to Testing Your Ship!