Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Sinking Ships Maths Experiment

Room 5 Maths are learning about mass.

We weighed marbles (approx. 1g each), estimated, and then measured; how many marbles it took to sink our paper boats.

Control: We all made the same style paper boats

We found out the following:

  • Paper boats don't have a very long life once they touch the water!
  • If you put a whole lot of marbles in your boat and cause an edge to take on water it'll VERY quickly sink your boat
  • How many marbles depended on how you put them in your boat and also how balanced your boat 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, seems you were having a lot of time playing with your paper boats!