I wrote that at the top because the title is kind of ironic. Plus, it gets your attention. And I really need people to visit my blog.
So we had this preliminary experiment. We got several 12cm x 12cm squares and were told to make a boat that'd hold as many pennies as possible. Some results were pretty weird, and Mr G told us to make a lab up that was kind of like our first.
So my team had this unique idea. See, my classmate had this flair for making unusual boats, and he made one that looked like a catamaran. That boat held a LOT of pennies. Naturally, we decided to change the shape of the bottom of the boat.
So we had one with a flat bottom, one catamaran, one shaped like a bowl, and one in which the bottom curved inward. Guess which ones held more!
Well, the catamaran and the one curved inward held very few on average. The one with the highest average? THE ONE LIKE A BOWL! And the flat one was only one lower. It was very confusing.
So does anybody have a scientific reason WHY this happened? We have a wild guess, which I won't write down because in reflection, it makes no sense.