The Floating Mayflower

Young children enjoy learning about how things work.

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By participating in science activities, they are learning important critical thinking and observation skills.

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These activities also promote their inherent sense of curiosity about the world.

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For this activity we experimented with sinking and floating.

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Using blocks and sails (toothpicks and paper), we recreated the Mayflower, and then placed them in water to observe whether they would sink or float.

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It took a little time, but eventually everyone figured out how to balance their boats so that they would stay afloat!

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