Learning by experimenting : why things float or sink

, Umashankar (2020) Learning by experimenting : why things float or sink. Learning Curve (7). pp. 101-102. ISSN 2582-1644

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Abstract

In our daily lives, we see that many things sink in water, while many others float on it. This raises a question in our minds: why do some things float and some others sink? An obvious answer that comes to our mind is that a stone sinks as it is heavy and paper or plastic floats as it is light. But does this answer some other questions? No. A massive ship does not sink, but a small stone does. Therefore, we accept there must be some reason behind these riddles. It is said if there is a reason, there is essentially science behind it. So, what is that science?

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: , Umashankar
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Schooling for all, Right to Education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2580
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