Provided by

Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Education

http://wupcenter.mtu.edu/education/great_lakes_maritime/

 

Shipping Lingo Concentration Card Game

 

Overview

Students become familiar with Great Lakes’ shipping vocabulary by matching words with definitions in a game of concentration. Students are allowed to look up the definitions of words they don’t know. 

 

Materials Needed

Set of vocabulary words and their definitions on a set of laminated cards.

Books that contain definitions of shipping-related vocabulary words.

 

Procedure

  1. Select the words you’d like students to become familiar with (may vary with grade).
  2. Design a template, or use index cards, to make a card for each word and a brief definition of each  word. Laminate each card for durability and long term use (optional).
  3. Arrange cards in a square or rectangle. Have students play in teams of two. Allow no more than four teams.
  4. Each team gets to turn over two cards on their turn. Teams may consult quietly about which card to turn, but they may not deliberate more than 10 seconds. If the card is not a match, both are turned down, and the next team takes a turn, moving in a clockwise direction.
  5. If a team finds a match, they keep the match and take an extra turn. The team that identifies the most matches, wins!

 

Learning Assessment

Ask students:

¨      What is a word you never heard of?

¨      What was the easiest word? Most difficult?

 

Glossary of Maritime Shipping Terms

(http://www.marad.dot.gov/education/adopt_a_ship/GLOSSARYOFMARITIMESHIPPINGTERMS.htm )

 

Aground- a vessel that is touching bottom and is unable to move

 

Anchor- a heavy object attached to a vessel by a cable or rope and cast overboard to keep the vessel in place either by its weight or its flukes, which grip the bottom

 

Bow- the forward or front end of the ship

 

Bulk Carrier- carries bulk goods, often grains.

 

Capsize- to upset or overturn

 

Car Carrier- transports cars

 

Cruise Ship- ship people go on for vacations

 

Draft- the depth of water required to float a vessel and keep it from touching the bottom

 

Dredging- removes sediment to deepen port or channel, remove contaminated sediment, or retrieves minerals and other materials from the bottom of the ocean

 

Car Ferries- transports cars

 

Galley- the area on a vessel containing the cooking facilities

 

Hatch- a door in the roof or floor, often above a cargo hold

 

Ice Breaker- Designed to break up ice for travel

 

Port Side- the left side of a vessel when facing forward

 

Starboard- the right side of a vessel when facing forward

 

Stern- the back end of a vessel

 

Tugboat- Pulls other boats

 


 

 

Aground

 

 

Anchor

 

Bow

 

 

Bulk Carrier

 

Capsize

 

 

Car Carrier

 

Cruise Ship

 

Draft

 

Dredging

 

 

Car Ferries

 

Galley

 

 

Hatch

 

Ice Breaker

 

 

Port Side

 

Starboard

 

Stern

 

Tugboat

 

 

 

A vessel that is touching bottom and unable to move.

 

A heavy object attached to a vessel by a cable or rope and cast overboard to keep the vessel in place either by its weight or its flukes, which grip the bottom.

 

The forward or front end of the ship.

 

Carries bulk goods: coal, sand, grain

 

To upset or overturn

 

Transports cars

 

A ship people go on for vacations.

The depth of water required to float a vessel and keep it from touching the bottom.

 

Removes sediment to deepen port or channel.

 

 

Transports cars

 

Place on a vessel where meals are prepared.

 

A door in the roof or floor, often above a cargo hold.

 

Designed to break up ice for travel.

 

The left side of the vessel when facing forward.

 

The right side of a vessel when facing forward.

 

The back end of a vessel

 

Pulls other boats.