The other night, I was thinking about how simple it was for my kids to make something that floats during our last challenge. Now I’m wondering, how simple is it to make something that sinks? That is your challenge for today. Make something that sinks…if you can!
Use any number of Lego pieces you wish and build any crazy contraption you wish. The only criteria…it needs to sink. For best results, I suggest filling the bathtub with water. Just in case your kids come up with large creations!
Have fun! And PLEASE share with me how you made out.
In my house I heard a lot of “it’s impossible” and “it’s still floating”. How did it go in your house?
Here’s a peak at what we did…
At first, they figured, if it’s really big, it should sink??? Nope, didn’t work.
This is the moment when the kids got a bit desperate to make something, anything sink. They picked up 2 random Lego pieces they figured should sink. They both succeeded, eventually!
Once we realised our plan wasn’t working so well, we stopped to research online on how to make Legos sink. Since they’re hollow, they naturally want to float. So… how do you make something hollow sink? We needed to make our objects heavier without making them bigger. So we needed to make them denser. This is what we came up with. Ha ha! What ideas can you come up with to make Legos sink?
See you next Tuesday for a new challenge.