June 10, 2014 AT 12:00 pm
Sinking and Floating with Fruity Boats #makereducation
This project from
Science Sparks is a great end of the year classroom activity! It’s also fun to do outdoors at home:
The weather has just started to warm up in the UK, so we’ve given our water table a good clean and started to think of some new games to play.
What do you think of our Fruity Boats?
What you need Lemons, limes, melon or anything else with a thick skin.
Small sticks – we used cake pop sticks
Paper to make sails
Double sided tape – for the sails.
Method Hollow out the fruit, I managed to cut the lemon and lime so we could still use them.
Decide how to cut the fruit to make the best shaped boat.
If the skin is thick enough, stick the stick into the flesh, else use a bit of play doh to keep it secure.
Add your sail and see if it floats.
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