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- A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world’s oceans, and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying passengers or goods. They may also be used for support of specialized missions such as defense, research and fishing.
- Navigation on the sea began among Egyptians as early as the 3rd millennium BC. Voyages to Crete were among the earliest followed by voyages, guided by landmark navigation, to Phoenicia. Later, the canal that tied the Nile to the Red Sea was used by trading ships sailing down the eastern coast of Africa.
- Surviving clay tablets and containers recorded the use of waterborne vessels from as early as 4000 BC. Boats are still vital aids to movement and many have not changed much in form in their 6,000 year history.
- Seagoing vessels, large enough to be called ships, were used in ancient times by the Egyptians, Cretans, Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans and Chinese. Ancient ships were propelled by oars, sails or both oars and sails.
- After a series of innovations, ships began to use sails and were intended to pivot on the mast depending on the direction and force of the wind. They were devised to handle gentle breezes, and to gain some mileage from them, as well as from strong winds whilst still maintaining some control over the direction of movement.
- The rise of oceanic navigation began when the basic Mediterranean trading vessel, the Venetian buss (a full-bodied, rounded two-masted ship), passed through the Strait of Gibraltar.
- Mediterranean navigation had evolved in two directions: the galley had become a rowed fighting ship, and the buss a sail-propelled trader’s vessel.
- A Japanese seaman named Chunosuke Matsuyama sent a message in a bottle in 1784 to say that his ship had wrecked. It washed up 151 years later in the village where he was born.
- A whopping 90% of the world’s trade is carried out by sea.
- The minimum depth of water a ship or boat can safely navigate is called the Draft.
- Ships are generally distinguished from boats based on size, shape, load capacity and tradition.
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Ship Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about A ship which is a large buoyant watercraft used for travel across water. They are generally distinguished from boats based on size, shape and cargo or passenger capacity.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Ship Facts
- Ships Over Time – Ships Timeline
- Parts of a Ship
- Types of Ships
- Service and Research Ships – Word Creator
- Passenger Ships – Letter Color Match
- Mega Carriers – Match and Define
- Military Ships – Best of the Best
- Ocean Giants – Record Holders
- Blackbeard – Pirate Ship Coloring
- People on Board – The Captain’s Job
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