Sinking or floating in water in Materials and Things – Class 6 Science Experiment

Chapter Name:  Materials and Things

Activity Name: Sinking or floating in water in  Materials and Things

Activity Description:

This experiment aims to determine whether various objects sink or float in water. The objects to be tested include a tomato, brinjal (eggplant), potato, iron nail, sponge, wood, stone, leaf, piece of chalk, and paper.

Required Items:

  1. Beaker of water
  2. Tomato
  3. Brinjal (eggplant)
  4. Potato
  5. Iron nail
  6. Sponge
  7. Wood
  8. Stone
  9. Leaf
  10. Piece of chalk
  11. Paper

Step by Step Procedure:

  1. Set up a beaker filled with water on a stable surface.
  2. Take the objects one by one and predict whether they will sink or float in water.
  3. Record your predictions in a table.

Experiment Observations:

After conducting the experiment and dropping each object into the beaker of water, the following observations were made:

Prediction:

ObjectSinks/Floats
StoneSinks
TomatoFloats
BrinjalFloats
PotatoFloats
Iron nailSinks
SpongeFloats
WoodFloats
LeafFloats
Piece of chalkSinks
PaperFloats

Based on the experiment, the observations indicate:

  • Objects that sank in water: Stone, Iron nail, Piece of chalk
  • Objects that floated in water: Tomato, Brinjal, Potato, Sponge, Wood, Leaf, Paper

These observations confirm or refute the initial predictions made for each object’s behavior in water.

Precautions:

  • Handle sharp objects (such as the iron nail) with care to avoid injury.
  • Make sure the beaker is stable to prevent accidental spills.
  • Clean and dry the objects after testing to avoid contamination.

Lesson Learnt from Experiment:

  • Handle sharp objects (such as the iron nail) with care to avoid injury.
  • Make sure the beaker is stable to prevent accidental spills.
  • Clean and dry the objects after testing to avoid contamination.

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