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What Floats Your Boat?

Students compare the amount of water displacement of a lump of clay versus various shapes of clay of the same mass. They design and build boats out of clay that will float in water. Then they refine their designs to carry as great a load of metal washers as possible.

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Resource Details

Grade
7th - 9th
Subjects
Life Science
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
2004
Included Materials
  • Vocabulary

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