In "Finders Keepers," a world-class racing yacht sinks in the ocean. The NSA has the exact location where its homing beacon shut down and assumes that is where the ship sank. The NSA is stumped when they cannot find the yacht at this location because they assumed the boat sank directly to the bottom of the ocean. Charlie explains that the boat probably did not descend straight down.
Students will determine the most likely location of objects as they sink.
Before the Activity
Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page.
During the Activity
Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.
After the Activity
Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions Page.