What boat shape floats the best?
by: Mrs. Acres' Kindergarten Class
3 students in our class think that the triangle boats will float the best.
1 student in our class thinks that the square boats will float the best.
4 students in our class think the circle boats will float the best.
12 students in our class think the rectangle boats will float the best.
Fill the tub of water 3/4 full of water.
Make the boats using blocks to form the shapes.
Each group made 1 rectangle boat, 1 triangle boat, 1 square boat, and 1 circle boat.
Put the first boat in the water.
Very slowly put pennies in the boat.
When the boat sinks take the boat and pennies out of the water. Count the pennies and record the amount in log book.