For this task you need to get ideas from the Ancient Egyptians but you may choose to use tools and materials from the present day. Read through the information and instructions slideshow, and use books and the internet to research your vessel. You will need to in between each section as your raft develops. Go to and write your thoughts and ideas on the first page. On the 2nd page you can and the plan for your raft. Build your first raft, remember to the materials and production of the raft and to the 3rd page. the first sailing then to the 4th page, using to share your results and ideas for moving forward. Always check back to the instructions to make sure you have answered all the questions asked in each section. Think about how you will change your raft to make it better - to make it float better? or hold more cargo? the changes you make to your raft. the 2nd sailing to the 7th page, explaining what you changed and why. For your conclusion on the 8th page, you can or your conclusions.
This project is broken down into sections that correspond to the UK National Curriculum for Design & Technology. However, they can be used to aid any pupil in discussing the different steps they went through to create a model fit for purpose. It is themed around the Ancient Egyptians to link with the UK National Curriculum History criteria although it is a Design & Technology task because materials do not need to be authentic. You could take a more Historical approach to this task, by comparing modern and ancient materials, possibly using the same design but plastic straws vs stems of straw or reeds.