We recently undertook the task of designing and building a boat that supports weight and also floats on water! We worked in groups to create a boat using a range of materials. We used tinfoil, plastic straws, lollipop sticks and masking tape. A big part of this challenge was to create a model that would support weight as well as being economical to build as each material had a cost factor.
We created a range of boats and tested them! Each group added weights and recorded the results. We also discussed our budgets and the total cost price in making the boat.
All our boats managed to float on the water (some longer than others!)
It was a great success!