Thursday, 14 March 2013

Magnetic boats

Swish swosh, slowly our magnetic boats moved along the water. We made mini boats today with the aid of Dakota's paper clip collection (thanks Dakota!). To make a magnetic boat you will need:
  • an iceblock stick
  • a paper clip
  • a tooth pick with a paper sail pushed through
  • blue-tak to stick things together
Once you assemble your boat. Place it carefully in the water with the sail sticking right up. Place a magnet near the boat - your boat will follow the magnet. Voila... no hands!

While we waited our turn we drew:
1) the design of the simple boat
2) a modified design of our dream boat with every extra gadget you can imagine - have a look at our topic books!