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Physical World – Floating and sinking

Below are links to Science Learning Hub resources for primary teachers related to floating and sinking in the Physical World strand of the New Zealand Curriculum. They come from a range of contexts and science stories and are grouped by resource type.

Explore aspects of floating and sinking using some of these ideas about the salinity and denseness of water.

Ocean density – Science Ideas and Concepts

Ocean salinity – Science Ideas and Concepts

Water density – Science Ideas and Concepts

Buoyancy in water – Student Activity

Floating eggs – Student Activity

Investigating sea water – Student Activity

I always knew I’d have a career in science – I wasn’t sure what field of science or in what way I would contribute – but the logic of science, the discovery and the quest to understand the physical world fascinated me.

Dr Kim Currie