Monday, March 16, 2009

The quivering lunch buffet sliced the angry lard, or Making boats out of aluminum foil.



The theme for this week's Unplugged Project is water. The boys and I decided to make aluminum foil boats and then float them with as many pennies as they could hold before sinking.

We made our boats out of 1 square foot sheet of aluminum foil (Daddy wanted to make one, too):





We guessed how many pennies our boats would hold. Corey guessed his would hold 7, Zachary guessed his would hold 16, and Daddy guessed his would hold 12:



Then we tested them out, and Corey's boat won:



Corey's boat held 50, Zachary's boat held 26, and Daddy's boat held 14.

8 comments:

Melanie said...

I just wanted to tell you I love your blog. The titles always make me snicker and I'm constantly bookmarking them for things to do with my son.

Alex said...

Hey, not fair! You let them build boats that were twice as big as mine! That being said, at least I was closest to predicting how many my boat would hold.

Holly said...

Melanie--Thank you! I'm glad you like it...

Alex--That's what you get for going to Hula Hut without me...

So Smrt said...

Help me, please. I am fascinated by the post titles, and yet I cannot put my finger on the source. I just keep going back to "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy brown dog."

Please, I'm getting a headache trying to figure you out.

Holly said...

I'm not supposed to be figured out...

Go to the post about exquisite corpses (The biggest legume ran to the bony tummy, or Exquisite corpses with kids) and click on the link to the page about exquisite corpses.

Meg said...

Makes me want to build a boat now.

Andrea said...

Wow...50 pennies! That's awesome! :)

Mom or Dad said...

We figured you out a long time ago:)