Float a Boat
Students design and build a floating vessel with its own propulsion system that will carry cargo across a wading pool.
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Density: Sink and Float for Solids
Steal cubes sink, but steal ships float. Lesson explores the density of solids as well as the density of water in determining what will sink and what will float. A hands-on group activity helps pupils see that weight and volume are two...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
How can a ship carry all these taconite pellets and still float?
Groups of two to four work together to design, construct, and experiment with a boat. Each boat must include all of the major parts of a real ship, be less than 12 inches long, and be able to carry a load up twice its own weight in calm...
6th - 8th Science