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Exp. 2-Lifeboats

Objectives
• identify variables that might affect the number of passengers (pennies) a paper-cup boat can hold without sinking
• measure the capacity of paper-cup boats in metric units
• conduct controlled experiments
• graph the results of experiments and use the graph to make predictions
• relate the capacity (displacement) of a boat to the number of passengers it can hold
• use scientific thinking processes to conduct investigations and build explanations:  observing, communicating, comparing, organizing, and relating
Vocabulary
capacity - the greatest amount of fluid a container can hold

origin - (0,0) on the two-coordinate graph
 

Part 1 - Exploring Boats

Part 2 - Lifeboat Inspection
    Read Sink or Swim?

Part 3 - Inspecting Other Boats
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