Float Your Metal Boat

This Float Your Metal Boat activity & project also includes:

Little scientists make a boat out of aluminum foil and float it in water. They add a drop of liquid soap and watch it skim across the surface. This compact demonstration can be assigned as homework during your lessons on water. Make sure to supplement it with teaching on surface tension, and for older learners, the concepts of cohesion and polarity of water molecules.

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Pros

  • Fun and easy to implement
  • Supports commonly taught physical science concepts
Cons

  • None