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Homeschooling Activity – STEM: Will pumpkin boats float?

If you are familiar with STEM, then you know how much fun it can be for kids to put on their thinking caps, work as a team to tackle a question, and create a solution.  With this project, we had a bunch of little pumpkins left from Halloween and Thanksgiving, so the question came up:  can you make boats out of pumpkins?

The kids came up with the design, and added a sail with a straw and a piece of paper.  After the first test run, it was concluded that a stronger sail was needed for future designs.