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76 resources with the concept sinking and floating

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Sink or Float

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students construct clay boats and predict whether the boats will sink or float. Students will hypothesize what caused the boats to sink or float.
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Will it Float?

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss why some things sink and some float after dropping a variety of items into water.
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WHY DO SOME THINGS FLOAT WHILE OTHERS SINK

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore how density can cause things to sink or float by experimenting with a jar, oil and corn syrup.
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Can You Make A Penny Float?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept of density by trying to make a penny and other materials float.