Learning About Density With DIY Boats

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Learning About Density With DIY Boats

Learning About Density With DIY Boats

The kids had a fantastic time learning about the concept of density at AppleTree Early Care and Preschool - Standale! The children took aluminum foil and folded it to make a boat-shape. Then, they watched as the boats would float! The children added various things to see what items they could put in their boats to cause them to sink or stay afloat. This allowed them to learn about density and how if a boat has too much, it will sink!

Materials needed for this activity

To do your own density-themed activity you will need the following:

*A little tub or sink full of water

*Aluminum foil

*Small items of various weight that are okay to get wet (rocks, coins, other little toys, and so forth).

How to do this activity

You can study density in this activity by following these steps:

1. Fill your tub/sink with water.

2. Take a piece of aluminum foil and fold it so it is shaped like a little boat and can float.

3. Put your aluminum foil boat on the water and watch it float!

4. Try filling your boat with your various little items and see how much density it takes for it to start to sink. Do you need a lot of rocks/coins/toys? How heavy do these items need to be?

5. Note down your results from testing the density and you're done!

Source for photos (will be added soon): AppleTree Early Care and Preschool - Standale

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Learning About Density With DIY Boats
January 1, 2021
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