Here follow my instructions for the floating potato experiment. This is a quick experiment that doesn’t take a long time to do. Can you make a potato float in water? How is it done? And why does it float, or doesn’t float?
Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you think will happen?
Instructions for parents: Read this first.
If the potato floats or not have to do with its and the water’s density. The potato has a higher density than the water and therefore it sinks to the bottom. When the salt is mixed in the water, it gets more density than the potato, and the potato floats.
To see others do the experiment look at this video where they use sugar instead of salt:
Do you have any questions or comments about the experiment? Just leave a comment below!
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