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Float The Apple Boat

30 Minutes: 4 and up: Fall
Fall, Float the Apple Boat

Float The Apple Boat

Fall, Float the Apple Boat
An Activity for School age:

Explore flotation by creating little boats out of apples.

Before You Begin:

Cut apples in half.

Activity Goals:

Learn how seeds travel
Explore the concept of floating

Furthermore:

Ask children what they predict will happen. Will the apple sink or float? Begin a conversation about seeds and how seeds travel from one place to another.


Let's Get Started

STEP 1

Begin by cutting out “sails” in different shapes and sizes. Use stamps to decorate them.

STEP 2

Cut little slits in each sail and slide the sail over a craft stick.

STEP 3

Insert the sail into the flat side of each apple.

STEP 4

Fill a large, clear bin with water and place the apple boats in the water.

STEP 5

See if they sink or float!

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