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Group 1: Titanic construction experts

Task 1: Find out about the construction of Titanic

  • 1.

    Why was itanic built? Who built itanic? Where was it built? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic http://www.Titanicinbelfast.com/template.aspx?pid=321&area=1

  • 2.

    Where did the name ‘RMS itanic’ come from and what does it mean? http://www.Titanic-online.com/index.php4?page=faq (See No. 10)

  • 3.

    Why was itanic known as a ‘triple screw steamer’? http://www.britannica.com/titanic/01_PORT/pict_03.html

Task 2: Complete the Titanic fast facts table

http://www.britannica.com/titanic/03_SINK/pict_13.html http://www.Titanicinbelfast.com/learnmore.aspx http://www.Titanic-whitestarships.com/MGY_Tech_Facts.htm http://www.Titanic-online.com/index.php4?page=faq

Titanic fast facts table Length Width Height Weight Number of rivets used in construction Cost of construction Time taken to build Workers involved in construction Number of life boats Tonnes of coal burned per day Date itanic set sail Names of itanic’s sister ships

Construction of itanic’s bow © Premier Exhibitions, Inc.

Task 3: e aws behind the Unsinkable

  • 1.

    In what ways did itanic represent cutting edge technology of the time? Why was itanic said to be unsinkable and where did this story come from? http://www.historyonthenet.com/Titanic/unsinkable.htm http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_was_the_Titanic_called_the_unsinkable http://www.Titanic-online.com/index.php4?page=faq (no.12)

  • 2.

    What questions have been raised about the rivets and steel used in itanic’s construction? http://www.Titanic-facts.com/Titanic-construction.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic#Possible_ factors_in_the_sinking

Task 4: Complete the nal task Complete the nal task (see nal page of Web Quest).

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itanic Education Kit, Melbourne Museum

http://museumvictoria.com.au/titanic

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