Can It Float?2 and up: 30 Minutes: STEM
Can It Float?
An Activity for Preschoolers:
Create craft stick rafts and then test them. Will yours sink or float?
Before You Begin:
Provide enough craft sticks and glue for each child to complete a raft. You'll also want to have a water table and counters available for the second part of the activity.
To practice counting and one-to-one correspondence while making observations about sinking, floating and weight.
You may turn this activity into a game by challenging students to create the raft that holds the most counters.
Let's Get Started
Have each child create a raft using craft sticks and glue.
Allow the rafts to dry overnight.
Have the children take their rafts to the water table and float them in the water.
Have children place counters on their raft and count how many can be placed before it tips or sinks.
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