What Floats Your Boat

Explore buoyancy by making and testing several boat designs to determine which design holds the most weight.


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Tags: Forces & Motion, Design Solutions
Grades covered: Grades 3–5
Topics: Buoyancy, Density, Scientific Process, Design, Prototyping, Testing

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