In this engineering design activity, students will create a boat design out of aluminum foil to try to hold the most pennies without sinking. After testing their first design, students will observe features of the best boat designs from the class to re-design and re-test.
This activity is number 2 of 5 in a mini engineering unit. It is aligned to
the NGSS Engineering Design Standards (3-5-ETS1 & MS-ETS1). You can use this resource as an individual activity or get the entire mini unit here:
Engineering Design Mini Unit
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