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Sinking and Floating with Fruity Boats #makereducation

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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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