kidzpark
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. 

Explanation

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
Fun with Soap
Play with rhythm
How To Make Festive Sand Candles (Ideal for festivals like Deepavali and Christmas)
Would You Like To Taste Yummy Tongue Licking Fruit Salad?
Why Salt Is Sprinkled On Driveways In Cold Countries
How I Made Clouds And Rain In A Glass Box.
Learning Science with Fruits
Energy Transferred Through the Balls - cr
Fun with Shapes - 2
Fun with shapes - 1
Zoo Activity
How I Learnt The Number Of Parts Of Body
Colorful Butterfly Wall Hanging
Height Record
Catch a ball
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
Swinging Balloon
Effects of Color and Heat
Produced Fire With A Magnifying Glass
Bath Salts For Grandma