Float a Boat

Activity Summary

Teams will design, build, and test a boat.

Video Engagement Links

These videos will give you an introduction to making a ship.

Required Materials

  • 1 12-inch square sheet of aluminum foil per team
  • Pennies or small washers as “cargo”
  • Pan (about 4 inches deep) filled with water

Standards Covered

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