Gather Your Materials
Your Engineering Challenge:
Design a boat that can hold as many pennies as possible without sinking!
Create your Cargo Boat Prototype
1) Cut one 6 inch by 6 inch square out of aluminum foil.
2) ONLY using the aluminum foil, design a boat that you think will hold a lot of cargo (pennies). Do this by folding and molding the foil.
Test Your Prototype
1) Add pennies to your boat, one at a time.
2) Repeat this until your boat starts to sink!
Your new challenge is to design a new cargo boat that can hold EVEN MORE pennies! You get to decide on the size, shape, and folds of the aluminum foil. Continue re-designing until you have a success. Think about WHY your new design works better.
Communicate Your Results