Science Questions: Week Of January 6, 2020

This is the TS Kennedy at sea.

The maximum speed of the TS Kennedy is 20 knots
20 knots = 23 miles per hour.  Research the maximum speed of land mammals. 


A.  Identify five mammals that have a maximum speed that is faster than the TS Kennedy.  Identify their maximum speed in miles per hour.


B.  Identify five mammals that have a maximum speed that is slower than the TS Kennedy.  Identify their maximum speed in miles per hour.


C.  Identify five mammals that have a maximum speed that is close to the maximum speed of the TS Kennedy.  Identify their maximum speed in miles per hour.

 

This is a shot from the air of the Cape Cod Canal.

2.  The TS Kennedy will depart Buzzards Bay on Saturday during slack tide

What is slack tide

How often does it occur? 

How long does it last in the Cape Cod Canal? 

Why do you think that slack tide is the ideal time for the TS Kennedy to leave the dock?


This is an offshore wind farm.

3.  Shortly after departing Taylors Point on Saturday, the TS Kennedy will pass America’s first offshore wind farm. 

What is the name of this offshore wind farm?

Where it located? 

Identify three facts about this offshore wind farm.

This is a lawn mower engine

4.  Next week, 3/C cadets will begin taking apart and reassembling a lawn mower engine. 

Research one or more of the following parts of the engine. 

A. spark plug
B. fly wheel
C. carburetor
D. intake valve
E. exhaust valve

Write a letter to the cadets.  Identify the part, describe what it looks like, and explain its function. 

Include a sketch of the part at the bottom of your letter.



 

 

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