Investigating Buoyancy

The children have been learning all about buoyancy and what makes something buoyant. They have tested to see how the size of a piece of tin foil affects how well it floats. The children were amazed by the amount of paper clips and marbles the large square piece of tin foil would hold. They have learnt about how the surface area of the shape meant more water was displaced and therefore the foil could float with more weight on it.

Mrs Cassidy