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Floating and sinking - experiment

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Last updated 14 July 2014, created 01 December 2009, viewed 10,150

A lesson plan to learn that not all materials will float and why.To understand that when objects are immersed in water there is an upthrust on them and that when objects float the upthrust is equal to their weight. To relate these scientific principles to lifejackets and the RNLI.

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    http://rnli.org/safetyand...
  • Word documentLesson plan
    science floating ks3.doc (59kb, Word document)
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Thank you for sharing your resource. This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team for its relevance to the 2014 National Curriculum.

from TES Resource Team, 14 July 2014. Member of the TES Panel.
(report comment) 5 out of 5 Recommended

Some good stuff on the website here to bring floating and sinking alive for a KS3 class.

from grahamstevens, 08 February 2012
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