After a world class racing yacht sinks en route to the US, Charlie is enlisted to help locate the sunken vessel. The NSA has the exact location where the yacht's homing beacon shut down, but the yacht is not there. The NSA is assuming the boat sank straight to the bottom, but because the boat was designed to glide through the water, it may have drifted as it sank.
This activity simulates several ways the yacht could have sunk and shows how to determine a search radius to find it.
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.