Who Sank the Boat? Exploring Float & Sink

After learning about the science of sinking and floating, The Skeletonsattempted to make boats out of tin foil. They were given one piece of tin foil, and after making their boats, they had to add coins or marbles one at a time to see how many could be put in their boat and stay afloat.


New Vocabulary:


* sink – to fall or drop down


* float – to remain suspended within or on the surface of a liquid


* density—the quantity of something per unit measurement.


Items that are more dense than water sink, while items that are less dense than water float.


* buoyant/buoyancy – the tendency or capacity to stay afloat


*afloat – floating on water, not sinking