How To Float Boats For Kids With Lego DUPLO | Fun Science for Kids

How To Float Boats For Kids With Lego DUPLO

Fun Science for Kids

Learning about floating and sinking is fantastic fun science for kids with a Lego DUPLO boat, Elliot and myABCdad Learning for Kids.

Elliot often builds Lego DUPLO boats to accompany his time in the bath. Each version is different. His first investigation usually involves checking to see if the boat even floats. As Lego is plastic, there is every chance of success. But as many of us know, the stability of the vessel is also critical for enjoying a safe, dry voyage. The same is true for Elliot’s boat in the bath, any real quality play requires one that floats and stays upright.

On this occasion, when Elliot releases his Lego DUPLO ferry into the water, he quickly identifies a major problem – it rolls onto it’s side. Rather than abandoning his vessel and turning his attention to proven water toys, we decide to see if we can modify his design. Within this exploration, the science begins to flow.

To help stabilize the boat, we widen the middle and then lengthen the stabilizer below. Elliot tests again and voila, his boat floats. He is ecstatic and proceeds to spend the duration of his time in the bath, ferrying passengers to and fro.

Elliot and I then agree that his discovery is worth sharing with you. Make sure to watch Learn How To Build A Lego DUPLO Boat With Elliot to help build your own. Then have a go at floating your boat.

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Elliot is in Kindergarten in France. He is also learning at home with his dad. At myABCdad Learning for Kids, we offer teaching resources and video tutorials to support learning at home for parents and kids.With 15 years of primary classroom teaching experience in seven different countries across our gorgeous globe, I create practical, visual worksheet resources. My son Elliot joins me to have a go and try each. We capture the action on video to help frame ways to help learning and build understanding working alongside children.I love tailoring resources to meet the needs of my growing son. We also love sharing with you. Please let us know if you have questions, requests or ideas by sending us an e-mail at -