Sinking or floating: Fruit

sliced fruit on a wooden board

Explore buoyancy

One of our wonderful Local Network Partners up in North Queensland, Jim Callan, contacted me the other day to talk about a new STEM exploration called floating oranges. He told me that oranges with the peel on float whilst oranges with the peel off sink. He challenged me to find out whether it worked for other fruit.

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Hayley Bates
Article author: Hayley Bates
National Certifications Coordinator

This passionate mathematician and former science teacher will inspire you with her enthusiasm for inquiry-based learning and her determination to provide high-quality hands-on and fun professional development.

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