CNI #4: Does it Float?

Welcome to another installment of CREA Nature Investigators! Today we are spending some time out in the field testing whether objects we found outside – around the nature preserve – would float or sink. We gathered a few objects we were curious about, guessed if they would float or sink, and tested our hypothesis!

If you’re interested in helping us with our experiment, watch the video to learn more about how we found and tested our objects. You can also read a more thorough description here, which includes some suggestions on objects that might be interesting to ‘float test’ at home. So grab a bucket, some random things from around your house, and get testing!

If you’re curious to check out more resources about floating vs. sinking, check out these fantastic books at your library:

  • Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen, perfect for younger kids
  • Things that Float and Things that Don’t by David Adler

Remember, all it takes to be a scientist is to ask questions and be curious. You never know what you’ll learn!

– Alex and Lily