Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Today's challenge involved boat building.  We looked at some popular designs for speed boats and talked about what would make a strong boat.  Then we used plasticiene to design our boats.  The challenge was to design a boat that would float and hold as many passengers as possible.  We returned to the drawing board on many occasions  to change our designs. Some of the things that we learned about boats are:  if a boat is too skinny it will sink, if a boat is strong on the side and the bottom that helps it to float, if a boat is too heavy it will sink, an oval shape is a good design for a boat and sides on a boat are helpful.  As you can see, we had many great conversations and a lot of fun designing our boats.  Stay tuned to more creative challenges.  

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