Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Boat or Submarine?

Title  Boat or Submarine  
Scientists: Inderpreet and Zeb.

Question/Goal/ problem
What shape of container will hold the most weight ?
My partner and I have decided to go with pan.

Hypothesis (The shape I have chosen and why I think it is the best shape)
Because it has a larger bottom, it can hold more coins and can float.

Container filled with water, modelling clay, old coins

Method (What I did)
Create a boat out of modelling clay.
I Fill the container with water.
Place the boat carefully onto the water so it floats.
One at a time, put coins carefully into the boat . Count how many coins are in the boat before it sinks.
Observation/ Analyse (What happened and why I think it happened)
It sunk because it got heavier and holes were formed.

Conclusion  (What I discovered about floating/ sinking )

The bigger it is the better it floats and it can hold more coins.

The stuff Inderpreet and I made our boat out of.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Zeb,
    Your Reflection is great.
    I like the photo you have
    Keep up the great learning.
    Well done.


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