Floating Potato Debate – Alice 105.9

Just got a call from Slacker and Steve at Alice 105.9 with this question… “Do potatoes float in water?” I’ll give you a second to think…

Potatoes sink in regular water, but they’ll float in salt water or sugar water. Here’s the experiment that thousands of science teachers do each year with their students about floating and sinking potatoes.
If you’re the kind of person who has to fill the sink with water and test it out for yourself, you might want to try these experiments with oranges, limes, lemons, Diet Coke and a few bowling balls.

Floating Bowling Balls
Floating Lemons and Sinking Limes
Sinking Soda Challenge – Diet vs. Regular

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Comments (5)

  • steve@Debt Settlement Program Reply

    I know I don’t float in the water but not to sure about potatoes. lol

    February 19, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    • logo design Reply

      they won’t float too 🙂 em sure :p

      October 25, 2010 at 6:05 am
  • ppc leads Reply

    This is all so confusing. Potatoes will float in salt water but not in regular water. With lemon vs lime, one will float and other sink but why since both are about the same. Again, confusing!

    January 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm
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    February 24, 2011 at 8:22 am
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