Floating Oranges

Fun Jar Activity:  See if an orange will float or sink.  Then eat it 🙂


The girls each thought the orange (we actually used a clementine) would sink so I said it would float.  I won.

As we were eating it Kiki went to put an orange slice in the water.  I stopped her and asked if they thought it would float or sink.  Both girls said float so I said I thought it would sink.  I won again.


Then we threw in pieces of the peeling and watched them float.  We speculated about why the peeling made the whole thing float when what was inside sinks.  I hadn’t really thought about this before so it fascinated me.


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