Grade Two students have been experimenting around the factors that affect buoyancy. Over the past couple of weeks, they have:
- Experimented with objects of the same shape and material but of different sizes, in order to discover whether size is a factor that affects buoyancy
- Examined the effect of bubbles on the buoyancy of an object submerged in carbonated water
- Shaped pieces of clay to discover if the shape of a material affects the objects buoyancy
- Students determined the circumstances under which some metal objects can float
This activity will lead into their study of the Mayflower.