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What factors determine whether an object will float or sink?

The density of an object determines whether it will float or sink in another substance. An object will float if it is less dense than the liquid it is placed in. An object will sink if it is more dense than the liquid it is placed in.

Can you use mass and volume to predict whether an object will sink or float?

Can mass alone be used to accurately predict whether an object will sink or float? -No, you need both mass and volume to determine its desity to see if it can float. -No, you need both mass and volume to find its density to see if it can float.

How will you decide whether a solid or a liquid will sink or float in a liquid?

The density of a liquid determines whether it will float on or sink in another liquid. A liquid will float if it is less dense than the liquid it is placed in. A liquid will sink if it is more dense than the liquid it is placed in.

Does a feather sink or float?

may think an object sinks or floats because an object is heavy or light. But not all heavy objects sink, and not all light objects float. For example, large ships are very heavy but they float. Also, a pound of feathers will float and a pound of bricks will sink.

Why does a feather float?

A feather floats in water because it’s density is less than that of the water .

Does plastic comb float or sink?

The horn comb is denser than water, so it will sink if put in water. It means if the comb float, it must not a horn comb. But if it sinks, you cannot tell whether it is genuine or fake for now.

Would a toy car sink or float?

A bin or sink filled with water, various household objects including ones that float (feather, Lego, bath toy, crayon, ping pong ball, plastic utensil, pencil, etc.) and ones that don’t float (toy cars, coins, metal spoon, eraser, dry pasta, pipe cleaner, etc.), towel.

What is the best material for floating?

A thin, inflatable object like a rubber raft is an ideal way to trap air for floatation. Styrofoam works well too because consists mostly of trapped air. It may not be very strong however (and the rubber raft may have strength or stability issues as well). Balsa wood is also mostly trapped air.

How do you teach a sink or float to kindergarten?

Fill a bowl with water and place it on a tray because splashing will happen. Find a bunch of small waterproof toys of varying weights and materials. Have your preschooler toss the objects into the water one at a time, trying to guess if they will sink or float before they hit the water.