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Why do some things float while other things sink? Your students’ challenge is to figure out what materials are best suited to make a model boat. Using a variety of materials, students will design and build boats to hold cargo and refine their designs to find the best materials and design.

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experience: Learning Labs
grade: Grade 2
NGSS: Physical Science, PS1: Matter and Its Interactions, Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science, ETS1: Engineering Design, ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution, 2-PS1-1, 2-PS1-2