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83 resources with the concept sinking and floating

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To Sink or Not to Sink, That is the Question

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students work in cooperative groups to predict whether an object float or sink and then test their predictions. They design a boat out of aluminum foil and test the boats to see which carry the most weight.
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Floating Fishes: Boat Sinking Lab

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Cut milk cartons in half to make boats and let investigators attempt to sink them. They add dividing walls and observe what happens if marbles are put into only one of the newly formed compartments. Vocabulary is provided: buoyant force,...
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Heavy Ice: Day Five

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore physics by conducting a class experiment. In this density lesson plan, students examine a list of items and discuss whether they will sink or float and then determine their density. Students examine the objects over five...
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WWII History: Wreck Diving

For Teachers K - 5th
Students complete a sinking and floating activity to see which items stay on top and which go under the water and then discuss how when ships sink, they stay under the water. In this buoyancy lesson plan, students discuss the underwater...
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Condiment Diver: The World's Simplest Cartesian Diver

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine buoyancy.  In this density lesson students form a hypothesis, collect data and draw a conclusion using the data. 
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Float or Sink

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this float or sink worksheet, students look at nine pictures of common objects and circle the ones that will float in water.
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Water Exploration Station

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars explore the characteristics of water. In this water exploration lesson, students participate in various learning centers to inquire how water drains and how to increase the flow of water. Young scholars use estimation and...
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Density in Relation to Float and Sink

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the concept of density. In this density lesson, students determine the density of various objects. Students use the density of the various objects to predict the density of various unknown solutions.
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Floating and Sinking

For Students K - 2nd
In this early physics learning exercise, students cut out pictures of 16 everyday objects. Students determine whether each of the objects will float or sink and then paste the pictures in the appropriate boxes.
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Floating and Sinking Experiment Plan

For Students K - 2nd
In this early physics learning exercise, students respond to 4 short answer questions regarding a "float and sink" experiment they conducted.
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Floating and Sinking Experiment

For Students K - 2nd
In this floating and sinking experiment worksheet, students chart their predictions, follow the 5 steps on the instruction sheet, and respond to 4 short answer questions.
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Which Objects Will Sink or Float?

For Teachers 1st
First graders work in cooperative groups and utilize a variety of materials to test objects ability to sink or float. In this sink or float lesson, 1st graders discover why some object sink and others float. Students will graph results...
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Sink or Float

For Students Pre-K - K
In this sink or float worksheet, students color the picture and draw something that either sinks or floats. Students color 1 picture.
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Floating and Sinking

For Students 4th - 5th
In this science activity, students experiment with fourteen objects to see which objects sink and which objects float when submerged in water. In completing this exercise students determine which objects have a greater density than water.
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The Magical Diving Sub

For Teachers K - 5th
Pupils use their background knowledge of how scientists work to discuss and predict if a given object will sink or float. They record their predictions on a data sheet. Students test the objects and organize them into floating or...
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Density

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders watch a demonstration and complete an experiment to determine how an objects' density allows it to float or sink. They work in small groups to assimilate the characteristics of items that float as opposed to simply...
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Sink or Float

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore items that sink or float. They cut and glue pictures of objects that they predict will sink or float. Students place thir pictures on a picture of a bucket of water. Students then color the objects that they had...
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Sink or Float?

For Teachers K
Students examine how weight and balance can effect if an item sinks or floats. They listen to the book "Who Sank the Boat?" by Pamela Allen, and discuss how the smallest animal sank the boat. Students then conduct an experiment in...
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Will it Float or Sink?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore what objects will float or sink. They conduct an experiment with a flat piece of foil and a ball of foil in water and compare the differences, and design a boat out of aluminum foil that floats and holds weight.
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Will it SINK or Float?

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Young scholars predict whether objects will sink or float in water. They classify objects as sinking or floating in water. Students identify and explain similarities between objects that sink and float.
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Water: Float and Sink

For Teachers 1st
First graders work in small groups to observe the tendency to float or sink for a variety of objects in water. They sort the objects and discuss their observations. They use aluminum foil to construct a boat and test it for weight capacity.
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Sink or Float Water Play Activity

For Teachers K
Students experiment with different objects to see if they sink or float. They can also choose certain colored items if more review is necessary.
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Sink or Float

For Teachers K
Students observe and classify objects that float or sink.
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Buoyancy: What will float and what will sink

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students write and explain why an object sinks or floats.  In this buoyancy lesson students demonstrate how items float or sink and graph the results.