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Amy of New Minas, NS, Canada

Eggs Ahoy! Build a boat to make eggs float.

Materials Needed

  • raw eggs
  • 2 aluminum pie pans
  • 2 plastic sandwich bags
  • one meter of tape
  • scissors
  • large plastic container or your bathtub or sink filled with water



  1. Boats can hold lots of things-people, cargo, even cars. Can you make a boat that can hold eggs?
  2. You can use two aluminum pie pans, two plastic sandwich bags, and one meter of tape.
  3. Once you've built your boat, try it out in a wide plastic container filled with water.

How did you build your boat? How many eggs could it hold? Get together with some friends and have a contest to see whose boat can hold the most eggs without sinking. Share your results with the world in our fabulous ZOOMsci feedback area. Who knows - maybe you've built the first ocean liner for vacationing eggs!

Some of your Results

Marttha of Calgary, TX wrote:
it couln hold 15 eggs

Barney of Yukon, AK wrote:
When I put the egg boat in the water the eggs fel out and the boat was stil floted.

Mary, age 13 of Georgetown, SC wrote:
I made a boat and put a egg in it where my sister was a floated to her.

Alisa of Lorain wrote:
it was floating everywere.

Jessica, age 13 wrote:
it sink down 12 eggs.

George, age 13 wrote:
mine floated but I wonder if there is a way to make it go accross the water. That would be even cooler!!!

Criszle of Manila, Philippines wrote:
i perform this tricks in the front of elementary and high school student! they were amaze especially when they saw that the egg was floating not knowing that there is a salt to the water hehehe! of course they will not know because I use 2 identical glasses hahahaha!!! IT WAS REALLY GREAT! my prof told me that I was really good in demonstrating! hmmp! THAKS TO THIS!!!

Karthika, age 10 of Bhandup wrote:
it floated for 32minutes

Brad, age 15 of St John's, NT wrote:
me and my buddy stephen found out that the boat sank after 18 eggs

Jonca, age 13 of Boston, MA wrote:
when I added salt the egg really float like a boat I had alot of fun doing this experiment.

Jen, age 16 of Lowell, MA wrote:
I did this but instead of using eggs I used pennies! It was alot of fun Try It!

Joshua, age 10 of Wykoff wrote:
It didn't sink but it didn't float, it was like I put an egg on one side and one on the other but it still didn't float. My mom says it's because we didn't use raw eggs I believe her

Veronica, age 10 of Omaha, NE wrote:
I did this with pennies too! I made my boat out of tin foil. My boat held 65 pennies! It was cool

Olivia, age 6 of Okauchee, WI wrote:
I floated 7 eggs in a sandwitch bag. And it floated!

Jenny, age 16 of Lowell wrote:
I did this but instead of using eggs I used pennies! It was fun!

Brittney, age 11 of Olyphant, PA wrote:
the boat sunk because the weight of the egg through the boat of ballance.

Jimmy of Ridville, YT wrote:
It held 184 eggs for 39 seconds. IT was soooooo coool!!! TRY IT!!!

Jasmine, age 4 of Alanta, GA wrote:
I can not belive it can float with 17 eggs.

Alexis, age 13 of PA wrote:
It just flotsd in my pound thats all and then it senkt because it had a hole in it that I did not know about then I trid it aging and it did not sentk.

Sam, age 8 of GA wrote:
It fonts 90 eggs.

Kaljit, age 10 of Canada, BC wrote:
When I did it it floted and the air was pushing it up.

Holley, age 12 of Mt. Airy wrote:
It floated 19 eggs for 50 sec.

Emily, age 12 of Canton, OH wrote:
My egg boat was cool. It held 45 eggs!!!

Preston, Kassidy of Russellville, MO wrote:
The eggs in the bag float well. The eggs in the pan did float.

Ashley, age 9 of Somerset, NJ wrote:
I put 47 eggs inside and then it started to bring in water. And then it sunk.

Andrea, age 11 of Miami wrote:
My egg boat floted it was amazing.

Ashley of Middlesex County, NJ wrote:
It was really cool! My boat held 21 eggs!

Angelica, age 9 wrote:
It holed 20 eggs that was good.

Kassey, age 12 of Brooklyn, NY wrote:
It work. I put 24 in one plate it didn't fall at all.

Marquilyn, age 10 of Atlanta, GA wrote:
Mine only held 12 eggs I was hoping it would hold more.

Andre, age 13 of San Jose, CA wrote:
We had six eggs being held by our boat.

Dalila of Houston, TX wrote:
Well it only hold ten eggs but I was hoping the well hold more.

Racheal, age 12 of Hayseville, NC wrote:
It sunk and I tryed it again and I used less eggs.

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