First Graders Working on their Boat Building
then Testing How They Float
Mrs. Schneider's first grade class completed their Science Unit "Sorting Things Out" by building boats. Students were challenged to build a boat that would float and move across the water using a magnet. A few needed to redesign their boat after their initial attempt, but in the end all were successful. We learned a lot about what materials attract to a magnet and what materials float and sink. In this unit we also learned how to sort objects according to size, color, shape, texture, flexibility, density and weight.