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Floating and Sinking - Float or Sink?
 
Does it Float or Sink?
Materials you will need:
• Nail
• Water
• Sink or Bucket
• Pencil
• Raw Egg
• Ruler
• Apple
• Toy Boat
• Paperclip
• Rubber Ball
 
 
Steps

Try this experiment as a project. 

Which of the following items do you think will float and which do you think will sink?

Item Float Sink
Pencil    
Raw Egg    
Ruler    
Apple    
Nail    
Toy Boat    
Paperclip    
Rubber Ball    

Steps:

1. Fill a sink or a bucket with water. Leave around 5cm (2 inches) empty.
2. Slowly lower one item into the water.
3. Remove the item from the water and test the next item.
4. Continue testing each item.
5. Now add a few of your own to see what happens.

  objects which float or sink     Floating or Sinking objects     floating or sinking things pic 3

 floating or sinking pic 4     items which may float or sink pic 5     will it float or sink - pic 6

 

NOTE: This is a project that you may want to take notes and/or record your discoveries in a notebook.

Depending on the size of the contain you fill with water and the objects that you are going to test, you may want to do this experiment outside to give you more room and less mess to clean up after the experiment.

 
 
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