Monday, June 20, 2011

Tinfoil boats...

Today we made boats out of tin foil. We started off by Mrs K reading us a story called: Mr Archimedes’ Bath. This told us about Displacement. Then we had the challenge to build a boat out of tin foil and see how many paper clips could fit in without sinking. So Mrs K showed us a piece of tin foil about 12cm x 12cm and showed us that it floats in a big trough then she screwed up a piece and dropped it into the water it sunk then bobbed back up. So then we made our own boats and sailed them. My boat held 69 paper clips. The person who held the most was Nadia who got 119! In the end it was a great time.
By Quintin

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