The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It’s time to get hands-on.
Find out why it is easier to float in salt water in this episode.
It is best suited to Years 7 and 8 Chemistry and Physics students who are learning mixtures and separations, density or buoyancy.
D.I.Y SCIENCE: Floating in Salt Water
Find out why it is easier to float in salt water than fresh water.
Video Length: 2:00 mins
With thanks to Questacon.
Have you ever wondered why it’s so much easier to float in the sea at the beach than in a swimming pool? Find out why in this short video.
What you’ll need:
1 x fresh egg
1 x glass half full with water
1 x jug of water
1 x large spoon
1 x teaspoon
6 x teaspoons of salt
Red food colouring
Blue food colouring
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