Friday, April 20, 2012


Aluminum Foil Sculptures (Science Experiments, Art, and Language)

Science experiments, art, and's one morning's adventures with aluminum foil!  

Language:  We started the aluminum foil boat-making started with a poetry lesson from my free Poetry Unit for Preschoolers. It also took a bit of practice for the kids to be able to say "aluminum!"

Art: Everyone designed their own boats!  Then, they moved on to create many of their own ideas, including crystals, jewels, statues, animals, people, and Pokemon.

Science:  The science experiment options with aluminum foil boats are endless!  My kids predicted whether or not their boats would float and then tested them!  Their science project included making boats of different sizes and shapes.  They also tested other objects while we talked about floating and sinking.  They experimented to see what would happen when they placed a rock that sank inside a boat that did not sink.  They experimented to see how many rocks a boat could hold.  And, they felt the difference in wet and dry aluminum foil.

 I may share at any of these parties!


Kristina said...

Never thought of using aluminum foil as art?! Very creative! And I think I am going to use your Poetry Unit during the summer--Thanks so much for a great resource!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Kristina, it's so much fun! I'm so glad you can use the Poetry Unit too!! I'd love to know how it goes!

Andie Jaye said...

what an interesting activity! thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday! we hope to see you again this week!