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  • Angie O'Malley

Foil Boats

Kindergarten worked on creating foil boats that would hold as many marbles as possible. This lesson really drilled in the idea of testing, redesigning, and retesting. Each student probably made 3-4 modifications, retesting each time to see how many more marbles their design would hold. This also helped encourage counting and writing numbers, as they then kept a class tally on the board as to how many marbles each persons boat held. This was such a low materials activity- All we needed was foil, marbles, popsicle sticks (optional), and a large bucket of water.

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