Floating a Concrete Ship – Marine Science

The S.S. Palo Alto attracts visitors from all over the world. This unique ship is made out of something that’s surprising to many people, concrete! How can a concrete ship float and why is a broken ship still at the end of the pier at Seacliff State Beach? During this 45-minute program, students will explore the physical forces that determine what floats and what sinks. There will also be discussion around which animals call the ship home.

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