We received this question from "anonymous!@" who asked us: "Why do boats float?"
Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. He discovered the concept of a "buoyant force." That means, when any object is in a liquid, the buoyant force makes it float. The force is equal to the weight of the liquid that the object displaces.
See how you can use Archimedes' principle to explain why boats float!