Sink or Float Poster

A poster and T chart to use when exploring whether objects sink or float.

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  • Ideal to use when exploring whether objects sink or float.

How to use this resource

  • Prepare the area to be used for this investigation. Fill a large container with water and assemble a collection of objects for students to experiment with e.g. paper, plastic spoon, metal spoon, key, sponge, apple etc.
  • Display the Sink or Float Poster.
  • Use the questions on the poster as prompts for discussion.
  • Students draw or write the names of the objects in the appropriate columns of the T chart. Alternatively, the chart could be laminated and the actual objects placed on the chart in the appropriate columns.

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