Which factors affect an object's ability to float?

In this lesson, we will be discussing upthrust (or buoyancy) in more detail. We will discuss what density is and how it affects floating. We will also discuss the link between weight and upthrust. Finally, we will make some predictions which we will test.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which of these is NOT an example of a non-contact force?

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Q2.If a golf ball and a ping pong ball were to fall at the same time, which would hit the ground first?

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Q3.Which of these is NOT a practical use for magnets discussed in our lesson?

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Q4.What would it feel like if two different sides of a magnet are brought together?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.Which of these is NOT an example of a non-contact force?

1/4

Q2.If a golf ball and a ping pong ball were to fall at the same time, which would hit the ground first?

2/4

Q3.Which of these is NOT a practical use for magnets discussed in our lesson?

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Q4.What would it feel like if two different sides of a magnet are brought together?

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Which factors affect an object's ability to float?

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Q1.Upthrust is also known as...

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Q2.What would have a higher density?

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Q3.If the upthrust is less than the weight of the object, the object will

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Q4.If the upthrust is equal to the weight of the object, the object will...

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Quiz:

Which factors affect an object's ability to float?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.Upthrust is also known as...

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Q2.What would have a higher density?

2/4

Q3.If the upthrust is less than the weight of the object, the object will

3/4

Q4.If the upthrust is equal to the weight of the object, the object will...

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