Our new science unit is all about Properties of Matter. Properties of matter are the ways that we can describe matter. Some physical properties of matter are: weight, texture, color, absorbency, transparency, and many others.
We did a science activity to investigate the property of Buoyancy: if an object sinks or floats.
Mr. Salsich gave partners a limited amount of materials to try to build a boat that could float and also hold marbles. We tried to see how many marbles our boats could hold without sinking. Here are the materials we were given:
We didn’t have to use all the supplies, but these were the only materials we could use.
Here is a video showing what we did and what we learned.
(Special thanks to Tommy’s mom for helping test the boats!)