KS1 Floating and Sinking

Today in Year 1  and 2 we became boat engineers as we were learning about explorers such as Christopher Columbus.  The children created a design, chose the materials and constructed their version of a boat that could hold people and take them on a voyage.  Some of the children realised their boats were not water tight and they soon took in water and sunk.  The best designs were made of water resistant material and were well balanced.