Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Instant Challenge: Boat Race

Michelle, at Delightful Learning,  is posting a weekly “Instant Challenge” that encourages critical thinking and creative problem solving and used materials that can be easily found around the house, such as straws, chenille sticks, rubber bands and foil.

We decided to try out this week’s Boat Race. Emily’s task was to build a boat using styrofoam cups, foil, popsicle sticks, chenille stems, etc and float it across a tub of water. She had an 8 minute time limit to design her craft. This would have been extra fun if she had some other children around to compete with!

We are looking forward to next week’s challenge! (Actually, I think we will go back and try last week’s bridge building challenge first!)

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  1. Thanks for joining us for the challenge! Her boat looks great! I will have the linky up for this challenge on Sunday night! You are still welcome to link up to the Bridge Builder as well. :-)

  2. Debbie, thanks for stopping by! Nick appreciated hearing he did well:) I like your Daughter's boat too. Emma did a similar design and told me it was a submarine--she was very logical about it all!

  3. what's a chenille stick? i googled it - looks like a pipe cleaner

  4. Yes,it's a pipe cleaner. I guess they're not actually used for pipe-cleaning anymore!


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