Home | FAQ | Contact Us | View Cart | Login / Register  

Kids Science Activities

An Orange fruit float and sink in water
Materials Required
  • A whole orange fruit
  • A tall glass with water

How to do it

  • Fill the gall glass with water.
  • Let the kid try to immerse the orange in the water.
  • What happens to the orange. Ask the kid to say whether it is floating or sinking.
  • The orange will float in the water.
  • Now ask the kid to take the orange out. Now peel off the skin of the orange.
  • Again ask your kid to put the orange inside the water.
  • What happens now. The orange now sinks in water. 


The peeled off orange sinks, because the skin of the orange is packed with air packets which makes it lesser weight for the water replaced by it. So the whole orage(with the skin) floats in water. whereas the peeled off orange is heavier than the amount of water replaced by it. So it sinks in water.

Add to My Article | Refer this Article | Print this Article

Write your Comments on this Article
Article Title An Orange fruit float and sink in water
Your Name
Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
Kindergarten Activities
How To Make An Animal Collage Game For A Friend
See How My Teddy Bear Made Shadows!!!
My Tomato Hanging Garland
How I Used Solar Energy To Heat My Bath Water.
Kids Weather Report
How I Learnt To Be Healthy By Fun In The Pool
Effects of Shape and Heat
Science Activity - Water and its freezing point
How Doggy Found His Bone
How I Found Out Which Is Sweeter - Hot Chocolate Milk Or Cold Chocolate Milk?
Germination of a seed
Five Senses of Humans
Make a Small Parachute
Photos and Memories
Fun with Shapes - 4
How I Turned Into A Smart Egg Buyer
How I Learnt How Boats Sink, Float And Topple.
Ice Float or Sink in water
Bending of water
See My Colorful Volcano!!