Information about the different kinds of boats. Learn about canoes, pirogues, keelboats, cruise ships, and sailboats. Hands-on activities and lesson plans are also included. There are also links to eThemes Resources on steamboats, transportation, and Physics: Buoyancy.
These sites give a brief overview of the history of transportation. Topics covered include women in transportation, transportation clip art, museum information, and more. Links to eThemes Resources on specific modes of transportation are included.
Learn about steamboats and their impact on American history. See drawings and photographs and read first-hand accounts. Includes audio files of steamboat whistles and videos of the boats. Also read about the inventors and builders. Includes eThemes Resources on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Watch a video on steamboats in Hannibal.
Find out what causes objects to float or sink in water and how balloons float in the air. Learn about Archimedes principles and buoyant force. Includes online games, puzzles, interactive animations, science experiments, and a lesson plan.