a dillydallyknitter: Will It Float? Will It Float?

Friday, August 18, 2006

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.............

7 Comments:

At 12:44 PM, Blogger Casey said...

That's hysterical. You knitties are so funny, I keep wondering what the next photo assignments will be!

Did the iPod float? If it's anything like my iPod, it SUNK.

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger Mystery said...

The question is not whether the cat will float, but whether it will turn into a spitting, hissing furball in the ensuing hysterical panic. Then again maybe your cats like baths?

Can't wait to find out the answer...

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger Batty said...

I usually get frozen food to float. Haven't tried jello, not sure I'd risk the i-pod, definitely would stay away from the cat. And so will you if you value your skin!

... or unless your cat likes baths. Some cats are weird that way.

 
At 7:22 PM, Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

I can't wait to see if the cat floats :)

 
At 7:38 PM, Blogger Bezzie said...

I think you should test the kitty and the jello together.

 
At 7:43 PM, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Aww, damn! I was gonna do cat! Ripple would so be up for that! I'll have to take something else to the pool tomorrow.

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Waiting impatiently to see if kitty enjoyed it's bath... :)

 

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