an activity for school-age:
Explore flotation by creating little boats out of apples.

before you begin:
Cut apples in half.

activity goals:
Learn how seeds travel Explore the concept of floating.

Ask children what they predict will happen. Will the apple sink or float? Begin a conversation about seeds and how seeds travel from one place to another.

let's get started

step 1
Begin by cutting out “sails” in different shapes and sizes. Use stamps to decorate them.
step 2
Cut little slits in each sail and slide the sail over a craft stick.
step 3
Insert the sail into the flat side of each apple.
step 4
Fill a large, clear bin with water and place the apple boats in the water.
step 5
See if they sink or float!