Materials List: Taking a Boat to the Amazon

Each group needs:

  • 1 large bowl, ~2" – 3" deep
  • water in a pourable cup
  • 6 Popsicle sticks
  • aluminum foil, 12" x 12" piece
  • scissors
  • masking tape
  • white glue
  • kite string or similar type of string
  • 2 sheets notebook paper
  • small handful of at least one of the following materials; best to use the densest material(s) from the previous activity: small metal nuts (1/4 inch works well), paper clips, fish weights (without lead), dry beans, marbles
  • Student Guide Worksheet, one per group