Children’s Museum Houston

Classroom Curriculum

I Got That Sinking Feeling

Explore why some things float and other things sink.

We discuss density and buoyancy and how these two properties work together to determine if something will sink or float. And then we challenge our lab assistants to see how much weight their boat designs can hold before sinking!

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Mr. O’s “O Wow Moments” help you to become an scientist at home with hands-on, minds-on experiments and demos! Watch Mr. O every Saturday morning during the 7 a.m. news on Houston's KPRC Local 2 to see a new science demo you can try at home. Share your experiments with us on facebook and Instragram!