FIS Students Work with NESS

FIS Sailors Work with NESS
Posted on 12/19/2016
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Is it possible to design and build 'land sailing vessels' that can move one meter UPWIND using a sail, PVC pipe, and wheels? After successfully constructing and launching downwind sailors, the members of the Fishers Island School sailing enrichment cluster exceeded that upwind challenge!

Using their knowledge of physics, sailing, and the wind, pairs of students worked collaboratively to design, build, test, and redesign boats that met the mark at NESS (New England Science and Sailing). NESS staff leaders were impressed with our students' knowledge and creativity, and we were impressed with the customized lab experiences they facilitated to build STEM (Science, Math, Engineering and Math) skills.

The Sailing Cluster is co-led by principal, Karen Goodwin and FI Yacht Club general manager, Lincoln White. Enrichment clusters are an important part of our school's commitment to personalized learning and talent development.



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