Make a shape that will hold more than 11 coins
What shape of container will hold the most weight ?
We are choosing a pan because it is wide and the wider it is, the more water keeps it afloat
It will be able to hold more than 5 coins.
Container filled with water, modelling clay, old coins
Method (What I did)
Create a boat out of modelling clay.
I Fill the container with water.
Place the boat carefully onto the water so it floats.
One at a time , put coins carefully into the boat . Count how many coins are in the boat before it sinks.
We made a pan and we got 5 coins in so that's pretty good we thought we needed the pan to be bigger.
ConclusionIt sank because it was probably tall and not wide enough. It floated because it was wide. The width and the length was about 44 cm wide.
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