Whether or not a boat floats is determined by its shape and density. In this activity, students discover how and why boats float by designing different hull shapes and finding which design holds the most weight. Students record, calculate, and interpret data as they learn about buoyancy in this hands-on activity.

Level

Elementary School

Details

Type Book ChapterPub Date 5/1/2009Stock # PB236X_9

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