Monday, October 5th , 2015
water strider insects
Hosted by Jack Brown!
Design your "water strider" - make a sketch on paper
Using wire and aluminum foil, create your strider
Test to see if it floats
If it does not float, record why you think id didn't in your notebook, revise your design and rebuild.
More legs can support more weight, but it's harder to have them touch the water surface at the same time.
Try to avoid having the sharp ends of the wire touch the water.
You can have different goals for your strider:
Most graceful or scariest
Carry the heaviest cargo
Can you make a strider that can move or jump?