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Science Experiment - Sink or Swim

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 4 pages | Grades: 3 - 5

A science experiment which investigates the buoyancy of different objects when placed in water.

When things float, it is because of buoyant force. The buoyant force of a liquid pushing against the force of gravity causes an object to either float or sink, depending on which force is greater.

This Force, Motion, and Energy experiment allows students to investigate buoyancy of different objects.

Students follow the scientific method to conduct the experiment, then complete the worksheets provided.


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