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What Floats Your Boat?

Young scholars 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

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