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Finding Patterns
- Look at your tables. What patterns do you see about objects that sink and those that float in water? Write your conclusions in sentences.
- An object has a mass of 30 g and a volume of 40 cc. Will it sink or float in water?
- Will an object with a mass of 500 g sink or float in water?
- What do you notice about the ratio for water that is different than the for the other objects?.
- What do you notice about the ratios of the objects that sink in relation to the ratio of water? Is it less than 1 or greater than 1?
- What do you notice about the ratios of the objects that float in relation to the of water? Is it less than 1 or greater than 1?
- Which is heavier, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?
- Which is more dense, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?