Teams will design a barge and use aluminum foil to build it. After predicting how much cargo their barge will hold, they will test it.
Video Engagement Links
These videos will give you an introduction to making a foil barge.
- 1 12-inch square sheet of aluminum foil per team
- Pennies or small washers as “cargo”
- Pan (about 4 inches deep) filled with water
NGSS Standard(s): 3-ETS1-2, 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, 4-ETS1-2, 5-ETS1-2, 5-PS1-1, 5-PS2-1
CCSS Standard(s): ELA, RI.5.7, W.3.2, W.3.7, W.4.2, W.4.7, W.5.2, W.5.7