Science Shorts | Buoyancy

If you’re like us, you can’t just enjoy a root beer float without wondering what the science behind it is.

Today’s episode of Science Shorts can help!

No – we can’t explain why this dessert is so delicious. But we will cover what makes things (like a scoop of ice cream) float!

In this experiment, we use coins, a floatie, and a tub of water to demonstrate the concept of buoyancy. Buoyancy is described as the force that causes an object to float. Watch to learn how buoyancy is related to gravity, and the effects of volume and density on the buoyant force equation.

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