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River Boat

Think

  • Who do you think might be in charge of the boat?
  • Why is no one on it?
  • What materials is it made from?
  • How does it run?
  • Why do you think that?
  • Where in the world do you think it is? Why?
  • What do you think it might be used for?
  • What might you see on boat trip on this boat?

Solve

The boat can safely carry 900kg. It carries crates and passengers. Small crates weigh 20kg each. Large crates weigh 50kg. The average weight of a passenger is 70k. There is 1 captain who weighs 78kg. He loads up the boat with 5 small crates and 7 large crates.

How many passengers can be safely transported?

Discover

Fact: The length of the Amazon River is approximately 6400 kilometres.

Question: Where does the Amazon River start and which countries does it flow through?

Respond

Write a script for a guide to give on a boat trip up the Amazon river.

Discuss

What approach should be taken with 'lost' tribes in the Amazon rainforest?

Reimagine

Draw your view from the boat. What can you see?

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