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Explore physics the exciting way, by trying out a simple and fun experiment. This month, Foil float Don't forget to check back next month for the next edition...

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What you need

 

Bucket

Foil

Water

Instructions

  

Fill up a bucket with water.

Scrunch one piece of foil in the air and put it in the bucket.

Scrunch the other one underwater.

Results & explanation

  
One piece of foil will sink and the other will float.

The piece of foil scrunched above water traps some of the air, which helps it to float.

 

Read more about buoyancy on physics.org

 

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