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Problem / Question

What factors affect whether an object floats or sinks in a fluid?

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Standards

8. All objects experience a buoyant force when immersed in a fluid. As a basis for understanding this concept:
a.    Students know density is mass per unit volume. b. Students know how to calculate the density of substances (regular and irregular
solids and liquids) from measurements of mass and volume.
c.   Students know the buoyant force on an object in a fluid is an upward force equal to the weight of the fluid the object has displaced.
d.    Students know how to predict whether an object will float or sink.What factors affect if an object will float or sink?


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