AY Honor Toy Boat Regatta Requirements

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Toy Boat Regatta

Skill Level

1

Year

2021

Version

03.03.2024

Approval authority

North American Division

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Toy Boat Regatta
Arts, Crafts and Hobbies
Skill Level
123
Approval authority
North American Division
Year of Introduction
2021
See also



1. Draw a schematic of a wind powered (sail) boat showing pertinent features and how they function. Features should include, but not be limited to a boom, hull, jib, keel, mainsail, mast, and rudder. How do features commonly removed from toy boats affect functionality?

2. Draw a plan for a rubber band-powered toy boat of a design of your choosing showing pertinent features that differ from a wind powered boat.

3. Be able to describe Archimedes’ Principle of Buoyancy and how this principle applies to all boats.

4. Be able to describe Newton’s First Law of Motion and how this principle applies to all boats.

5. Be able to describe Newton’s Third Law of Motion and how this principle applies to a wind-powered (sail) boat.

6. Be able to describe the difference between Potential Energy and Kinetic Energy. Discuss how and when a toy rubber band powered boat uses both types of energy.

7. Use recycled materials to make at least one toy wind powered (sail) boat and at least one toy rubber band powered boat. Each toy boat will be no wider than 4 inches (10 cm) and suitable for travel in a 6-inch (15 cm) wide lane of water.


8. Participate in an organized wind-powered (sail) boat race using a boat you have made to complete this honor.

9. Participate in an organized rubber band boat race using a boat you have made to complete this honor.


10. Identify and tell a short story of at least two instances in the Bible that describe floating boats/objects and two that defy Archimedes’ Principle of Buoyancy.