Can you stay afloat? Using the information that Hayley provides and the knowledge you have of floaters and sinkers, see if you can make a sinking object float or a floating object sink in this water science experiment. Make sure you pay attention to which items are most buoyant to answer the question: Why do boats float?
About the Science
What’s it all about? Whether an object sinks or floats depends on its buoyancy. Buoyancy is an upward force caused by fluid exerted on an object immersed in that fluid. Buoyancy of an object depends on its density. In order for an object to stay afloat it must be less dense than the fluid surroun...READ MORE!
Like this? See what other kids are exploring right now!
Pipelines - Here, There, Everywhere
Explores some of the early origins of pipelines and how they are used today.
Home Sweet Home
Learn about the forces that make tipis strong in this construction experiment.
Careers in Pipelines: Keeping Modern Life Flowing
Explore some of the stories of the people working on pipelines.
It’s time to design your own bridge taking into consideration loads and forces.