The Floating Golf Ball

Students explore density by floating golf balls. They explore having their golf balls float halfway in a container of water and discuss density and its realtionship to where the golf balls are floating. After adding food coloring, they compare how the golf ball floats in salt water rather than fresh water.

4th - 6th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
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Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
45 mins

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