Tag Archive for: density

Science For Families: Floating

Master the science of floating, and bob’s what your uncle does when he goes swimming.

Giraffe on a Raft

Exploring materials testing using rafts and… giraffes. Key Stage 1 workshop covering floating and sinking, and working scientifically.

Homemade lava lamp

You’ll find this activity all over the internet and in loads of science activity books, and this is a particularly nice film both illustrating it and exploring how you might use it as a family project. There’s plenty to discuss around around why some things float and others sink, and hence the concept of density.

This is another film from the Royal Institution’s excellent ExpeRimental series.