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Activity 6

Viking boats

Learn about the famous Viking boats long ships by completing the sheet below.

Now you have learnt about the design of Viking long ships, it is your turn to make and design your own Viking long ship.

Design criteria:

  • It must float
  • It must be able to travel in water  
  • It must resemble a Viking long ship



Draw your design.  When designing consider:

  • What materials will you use?
  • How will you join them together?
  • How will you ensure your boat floats in water?



Have a go at making your design. You then need to test whether your boat meets the design criteria. You could test it in the sink or bath (or even paddling pool if you have one).


Evaluating your design

  • Did it meet the design criteria?
  • What worked well?
  • What would you do differently next time?