Asked in Science
Will a paper clip float in water?
No, it isn't hollow/light enough... Improving answer: But sometimes things don't actually "float" on the water when they are really held up by surface tesion. I have heard that you can make paper clips or pins "float" on the surface of calm water. ...
Asked in Magnetism
How can you make a compass with a needle magnet and water in a container?
Fill the container about half full of water. Float a leaf on the surface of the water, and float the needle on the leaf. That'll be a beautiful demonstration. I think I'll make one, and I thank you for the idea. ...
Asked in Physics
Why does metal NOT float on water?
you can make a razor blade float by surface tension or a sheet of aluminum foil will float. try it. metal ships float by displacing more water than they weigh. but a random hunk of metal sinks because it weighs more than the water it displaces. ...
Asked in Science
Can you put salt in water to make an object float?
If the object does not quite float in water, adding salt to the water might make the object float, yes. ...
Asked in Science
How many paper clips will float in a cup of water?
None. But you can sit a lot of them on top of the water using surface tension, but make sure they don't touch. ...
Asked in Solid State Physics
What will you do with an aluminum sheet to make it float in water?
A thin sheet of alu foil may stay on the surface as long as there is no water sprayed on it nor immersed under water, then it will sink. ...
Asked in Raisins
What carbonated substances will make raisins or popcorn float the best?
The surface of the opocorn or raisin allows bubbles to form and they stick to the surface. This allows them to float. ...
Asked in Physics, Chemistry, Technology
Exact velocity require to float car on water surface?
The bottom surface of a car will not be of smooth to make it Float. By the way, even a small boat, whose said surface is smooth, even at zero velocity, due to buoyancy force exerted by the water, it floats. If one really wants to make a ca (whose density is more than the water at displaced area)with smooth boat like bottom surface, the velocity should be such that the water should would exert a buoyancy force as if car...
Asked in Fluid Dynamics
Can an earring float in water?
Common metal earring don't float in water. However, you could design on that float by make it hollow. Jewellery design is unlimited, long as it can hung beautifully then anything could be possible, even using plastic to make an earring. I would think the back of the earring could be light and flat enough to be supported by the surface tention of water. ...
What does the salt do to the water to make the eggs float?
Dissolving salt in water increases water density and hence eggs float.
Asked in Physics, Metal and Alloys
Does lead float?
Yes it can. It needs to displace its own weight in water in order to float. This is the Archimedes principle. The easiest way is to make it it boat-shaped ,with a large surface area on the bottom, which is why boats made out of denser material than lead can float. ...
How can you make metal float?
if u made the piece ofmetal hollow it can float unless its density is larger than the water density ANSWER: If you make it displace more water than what makes it sink, it will float, as in a ships hull. If you make pontoons out of it, it will float. If you make an enclosed shape that contains enough air, it will float. There should be less density in the item than the water. ...
Asked in Physics, Boats and Watercraft
Does adding certain substances to water make boats float better?
Yes, if it makes the water denser, the boat will float easier. For example, it is easier to float in salty water. ...
Can sand float in water?
Sand can float on water - much like you can float a dime on water - using the principle of surface tension. The other way sand can float on water is if the sand is derived from a rock known as pumice (some people use pumice to remove dead skin from feet etc ...) pumice is a rock that is erupted from a volcano and during that process has many tiny pockets of air which can make the rock lighter than...
Asked in Airplanes and Aircraft, Physics
How do you make metal float but not on water?
I can make a iron nail float. Simply melt some lead and the iron will float on top of the lead. Your question seems to be with regard to how do Boats float and the answer is Bouyancy. The Boat displaces a volume of water and if the weight of the displaced water is less than the weight of the boat, the boat will float. ...