Building Kayaks: Day 1

It has begun… Our 7th-9th grade Española River Classroom has started work on their kayaks!

Last Friday we passed out the blueprints, talked over the design, and handed out a pattern. Our students got to work tracing and cutting. They learned to use a power drill and a jig saw. Everybody did a fantastic job!

Check it out:

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Trying to determine an efficient way to cut out all the pieces using the least plywood
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Arranging the pattern as a team
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Clamping the pattern pieces to the plywood
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Tracing the pattern
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Tracing the pattern
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Tracing the pattern
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Tracing the pattern
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Getting a tutorial in how to change the drill bit
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Getting ready to cut out the pieces
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Students with jig saws!
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A future carpenter for sure!
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Holding the kayak “skeleton” together

By the end of class, we had cut out all of the kayak parts. Next time we’ll begin assembly!

Christy

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