Learning Exercise

Density and Buoyancy

Students determine the density of several object and test whether or not they float in two fluids with different densities. From this they should deduce the general principle that determines whether or not an object floats in a given liquid.
Course: Physical Science

This is a Shockwave applet that simulates a density and buoyancy experiment. Students can measure the mass and volume of... see more


Density and buoyancy