Thursday, 19 January 2017

Floating Fruit

We did a little experimenting with fruit today.
We found out that:
Oranges with their skins on will float,
Peeled oranges sink,
Peeled orange segments sink,
An orange segment with the skin on will float.
Orange peels float.
Bananas with their skins on will float,
Peeled bananas will float but
Banana peels sink!
Apples float!
Marla rolled in a ball (a sphere) will sink but
Marla flattened out and given curved sides will float.
In fact, it floats so well that we were able to add passengers (dried peas).
We would love to try other different types of fruit at home to investigate what floats or sinks.

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