Sink or Float

Will a paper boat float? Will a marble sink? What makes the boat float? What makes the marble sink? Use your scientific inquiry skills to learn all about the scientific principle of floating and sinking. This section features videos and interactives that support the Sink or Float backpack’s family activities.

Create the right type of structure to carry as many pennies as possible in water.

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Play with shadows; control the weather; and send objects down a ramp.

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What do you think will float? Test out your predictions using items from around the house and the printable table.

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Join Sally, Nick, and the Cat in the Hat as they learn about why certain objects float and others sink.

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