Float or sink?

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By Lynne Garnereducational and craft writer

Original article published 10 January 2010

See what happens when different objects are placed in water. The results may surprise you!

Floating toy boats

Activities in this article:

  1. Count the marbles
  2. Floating fruit
  3. A matter of shape
  4. Supported by salt

Encourage your children to think about the science of floating and sinking with these fun experiments to try in your setting. They will help them to explore a variety of concepts related to water play and will allow you to introduce a range of different words.

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