Boat Building

To finish up our study of technology and design, we built boats out of clay and aluminum foil, and tested how well they floated in a tub of water when “cargo” (paperclips) were added.  Some designs lasted only a short time, while others lasted so long that we ran out of paperclips before they could sink!  It was a great way to wrap up our chapter, and also a great end to the 1st quarter.  (Can you believe how fast the year is going?!)

Enjoy some pictures from our experiment afternoon.  🙂






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