Tuesday, April 10, 2012

You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Titanic by David Stewart

Parent-Child Book Discussion
Grades 3-5
April 2012

1.  Thumbs up/Down and general feelings about the book or topic.

2.  Why did the engineers that built the ship think it was nearly unsinkable?  Are their other products whose creators have exaggerated the functionality of their products? (cars, toys, etc)

3.  Name some of the unfortunate accidents that led to the sinking of the Titanic.

4.  Who were some of the famous people on the Titanic?

5.  Why were women and children the first to leave the ship?  Why were the Third-Class passengers the last to exit?  What would it have felt like to be a man that survived the tragedy?  A third class woman?  A child?

6.  What do ships have to do differently now because of the Titanic's unfortunate sinking?

7.  What are some superstitions for travelling at sea?

8.  Science of the Titanic:
     At what temperature does unmoving fresh water freeze?
     What would the temperature of moving salt water been on the night of the Titanic?
     How long could someone survive in that temperature?


Mythbusters-- titanic

History channel--titanic

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