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The Properties of Water

Today the children have been undertaking experiments to explore the properties of water and to answer the following questions.

  • What happens to the weight of an object when placed in water?
  • Why do some objects float and some objects sink?
  • How do boat designs help them to move through water?
  • Do boats and ships float the same on lakes as they do on the sea?

Answering these questions will increase the children's understanding of water resistance and how objects repel and displace water.