Floating and Sinking

For this activity we used a large container filled with water, two small containers, labels, a colour, a keychain, a Snoopy toy, a coin, a spoon, a straw, a pencil and a pair of scissors.

Before placing each object into the water we predicted whether it floated or not. After seeing what happened to the object we placed it into the corresponding labelled container.

We concluded that floating or sinking of an object does not depend on its weight, it depends upon its density.

Year 3 Ladybirds