Mini-Hovercraft on Water

by | Oct 9, 2012 | 3 yr old, 5 yr old, science | 1 comment

Yesterday I posted about making a mini-hovercraft. I forgot to tell you about Cutie Pie wanting to experiment, seeing if it would float across the water.

We had a nice big pool this summer, bigger than a bathtub! This proved to be the best place to test the hovercraft.

It was hard for me to get the hovercraft flat on the surface of the water, let alone the kiddos! Even once this was accomplished the hovercraft would lean to one side and eventually push itself under the water. Upon further investigation, Cutie Pie discovered there was much more glue on the side that always went into the water first. (He later surmised this was where the leak was the other day.)

All in all, though, this was a great experiment, especially because one of the kids thought of it, thought through the process of how to make it work and who lead the experience!

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  1. Amanda Taylor

    That’s really cute! I love it when our children think and learn for themselves! Also, I wanted to say how much I appreciate your situation. Other than my cat, I am the only girl in my house. We have my husband, two boys, and two male dogs. 🙂


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