Aluminum Foil Boat

What makes a boat float? Does the design of a boat impact how much it can carry?

In this activity Cassie talks about buoyancy.

The Science:

Buoyancy is the upward force applied by the fluid on the object (in this case the boat) when the object is submerged in the fluid. Buoyancy depends on the mass of the object, density of the object, and the density of the fluid.