Water Supports Heavy Weights
Introduction
When you place a heavy object in water, it sinks. Only wood and very light objects can float on the water. With this in mind, how can heavy objects remain floating on the surface of water. 

In this project we will study different mechanisms or factors that may keep an object floating on the surface of water.

 
Material and instructions
In this project we may focus on two different types of floatation. First type deals with heavy objects such as ships made from heavy steel. Second type deals with small objects with higher density than water. This is a display project, however if you would like to do it as an experimental project you may start with the following question:

What conditions may result in the floatation of objects on water?

Materials that you may need for this experiment can be found at home or obtained locally.

Details of this project
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