Will It Float? Will It Float?
Or,"Is it Buoyant?"
Archimedes' principle is the law of buoyancy. It states that "any body partially or completely submerged in a fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body." The weight of an object acts downward, and the buoyant force provided by the displaced fluid acts upward. If these two forces are equal, the object floats. Density is defined as weight per volume. If the density of an object exceeds the density of water, the object will sink. -Science & Technology Focus
This week's Knittyhead Blogstalkin' assignment takes a scientific bent as attempt to answer that question we've been asking ever since our toddler years in the tub, "Will It Float"?
My Items up for experiment are:
Mini London bus keychain (.95oz/<1g)
Can of Savory Salmon cat food (2.55oz/77g)
Bottle of dish soap (the aroma therapy is supposed to make me feel good about doing the dishes,HA!) (13.30oz/378g)
Frozen Lean Pocket, Pepperoni & cheese flavor (4.8oz/136g)
Sealed bag of Peet's Coffee, Major Dickason's Blend, ground (12.8oz/363g)
Pink iPod mini (2.55oz/77g)
Bar of soap (8.05oz/229g)
A blob of Jello (3.15oz/89g)
This cat. (About 9 pounds/4.09kg)
Off to run some errands so I'll post the results later.............