Friday, May 18, 2012
The Boat That Wouldn't Sink
We pulled off a 10 inch piece of aluminum foil and filled a tub with water. Everyone built their boat but... we didn't have any washers. So, we emptied our piggy banks and decided that quarters would work. And, so it did. Until... the boat that wouldn't sink!
We placed all of our quarters in the boat. We added our dollar coins, then our pennies... this boat WOULD NOT SINK! Finally, we added every coin that we had and this boat still would not go down.
So... we took out the coins and sent our Barbie for a ride!
Fun experiment. We decided that the flat bottoms and the high sides helped our best boats float. Have you tried this experiment? How did it work for you?