Reply To: Module 1 – The Curious Minds/ESERO Framework

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    Hi Olivia,

    giving 2nd class children a taste of the 3rd/4th class ideas of

    investigate the pushing force of water / design and make a boat or raft using an increasing variety of materials, tools and craft-handling skills.

    can be super. I tend to use just paper, and see if they can work out the 1st requirement of not letting the water in! Paper is also lightweight, so will float pretty much. Since the science behind why boats float is quite tricky (getting into the volume of the displaced water provides an upwards force called buoyancy) – I tend to like to make rafts first that pretty much float on the surface.

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