1. “Rust: The Stuff That Makes Things Bust” Throughout Sea Term 2020, you will see cadet working to remove rust from the TS Kennedy. Seawater contains a significant concentration of dissolved salt that is extremely corrosive to steel.
A. Search for some rusty pennies. Try one of these hands-on coin corrosion activities. Illustrate the experiment. Write about what you learned. Illustrate the experiment.
B. Check out this link for more rust experiments. As you watch steel wool pads rust, you’ll begin to understand the challenges of rust aboard the TS Kennedy. Illustrate the experiment. Write about what you learned. Illustrate the experiment.
C. FTV-STX participants in middle school and high school will enjoy this article, Corrosion On The High Seas: How Ship Owners Battle Rust. Summarize the article and explain how the article could be applied to the TS Kennedy.