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Meagan Bunger

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What Makes Your Boat Float?

THURSDAY: 1.) Click the link to research cargo ships below. If the link will not work then copy and paste the link below in Safari. https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/ship/390850 2.) Study the cargo ship template in this assignment. 3.)You will now design your own cargo ship. Your goal is to design a ship that floats and holds cargo (Pennies). You may use the following from home: Aluminum foil Popsicle sticks (No more than 10) Uncooked pasta e.g. rigatoni or penne (No more than 20 noodles) Masking tape Pennies 4.) After creating your ship, test your ship in a sink of water to see if it floats, then add pennies one at a time to see how many pennies the ship will hold before sinking. Take photos and upload them to this assignment. Using the Text tool make sure you record how much cargo(how many pennies) your ship can hold. FRIDAY: 1.)Reflect and Recreate or make adjustments to your cargo ship with the goal for your ship to hold more cargo. Using the record tool. Reflect on your photo from Thursday on changes that can be made to improve your cargo ship and why. 2.) Make modifications or changes to your ship 3.) Retest your ship in a a sink of water. Take photos while testing. 4.) Upload your photos and record how much cargo your new cargo ship can hold. 5.) Using the record tool, record yourself on today's photo explaining if your changes were successful and why or why not. Have fun!!

4th Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Math, STEAM, Science
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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