Time: at least 10 minutes
Equipment: Pool noodles, wooden skewers, craft foam, a ‘body of water’
Purpose/Topic: To explore floatation
AoPG: Intellectual, Physical
Ahead of time, cut the pool noodles into pieces 10 cm long. Cut a variety of large triangles from the pieces of craft foam.
Give each Joey Scout a couple of pieces of pool noodle, a couple of skewers and at least one triangle of craft foam. Give the Joey Scouts time to construct a boat from the pieces. Ideally, they should have a chance to test their boats (in the body of water), and revise their designs.
As a follow-up, get the Joey Scouts to pair up and combine their boats to make one.