# Float Your Boat – Experiment

CHALLENGE:

Make a boat that can float in water and hold the most amount of pennies.

PROBLEM:

Not having enough materials or buoyancy to hold the boat above water.

HYPOTHESIS: (Use an “If…then…”statement)

If the boat has equal weights on its sides and is not too heavy, then the buoyancy of the boat will increase and it will hold more pennies.

IDEA FOR ORIGINAL DESIGN: Insert image and write a description explaining your thinking/reasoning as to why you chose that particular design
We will cut the marshmallow in fours to create extra floating device and they will be stuck in the four corners of the boat. Then, we will fold the edges of the tin foil to create walls. Next we will tuck the straws into the walls of the boat to give better support to the walls. We will use the tape when it is needed.

HOW MANY PENNIES DID YOUR BOAT HOLD?
Our Boat held 89 pennies

WHAT WOULD YOU KEEP OR CHANGE ON YOUR BOAT DESIGN IF YOU WERE TO DO THIS AGAIN? (saying nothing is not an option)
If I could change anything I would have made the sides much taller. The boat could have held lot more pennies but the sides were folded down too low.