Thursday, December 1, 2011

Third and Fourth Grade Boat Float

Ms Leal's 3rd and 4th grades participated in "The Great Boat Float" as the final activity of their ocean unit.  For this experiment, the students had to "buy" materials with a "500 dollar" budget and build a boat to hold as many pennies as possible before sinking.  The winning boat held 49 pennies!
After the experiment, the students had a chance to consider which designs worked, didn't work, and why.  Some of them even took their boats home to rebuild them!