Today in my Science 10 Class, our teacher Ms. Kim told us that we are doing an experiment called “Float Your Boat.” We had to work in a group of 3-4 people and the only materials that we had were 1 piece of aluminum foil, 1 piece of masking tape, 2 toothpicks and 2 marshmallows. Our hypothesis was that If we double the tin foil (fold it over twice) then the boat will be able to hold more pennies because it would be sturdier.
After, we had 15 minutes to brainstorm and design our boat, my group had looked at multiple ideas online. Once we were done making our boat, we went and tested it out, by placing the boat into the “pond.” While our boat was floating I was excited, although I was nervous too because I was afraid that our boat would sink right away.
In conclusion, our hypothesis was correct. The reason why it was correct is because we doubled the tinfoil by folding it over to make it thicker, which would make it studier, that is why our boat held 48 pennies and our group came second place out of 6 other groups.
|Silver Color||Held 48 pennies|
The opposite corners of the boat folded in-wards because of the weight of the pennies.