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Archimedes
A Greek mathematician who discovered the principle of water displacement
Balance
an instrument used for weighing an object
boat
a hollow structure designed to float while carrying cargo
Buoyancy
the way an object floats or rises when placed in a liquid
Buoyant
able to float
Capacity
the amount of objects a container can carry
Cargo
the objects that a boat can carry
Factor
something that affects something else
Gram
a standard unit of weight
Hull
the outer shell of a boat(sides and bottom)
Liquid
a wet substance that has no definite shape
Material
the type of substance of which an object is made
Matter
a solid, liquid or a gas
Metal
the type of material whose density is greater than that of water
Shape
the form or outline of an object
Sink
to fall to the bottom of a body of liquid
Size
the dimensions(measurement) of an object
Surface Tension
the attraction of molecules at the surface of a liquid that causes them to cling together as if forming skin
Weight
a measure of how heavy an object is