Experiments, Physics

Physics Experiments: Center of mass lower than buoyancy center

Simon was trying to get a cylindrical beaker to float in water (first in bath and then in a deeper bowl), by filling it with the optimal number of marbles. “Mom, look! The center of mass is lower than the center of buoyancy, so it floats!”

Simon also recreated this experiment as a simulation using the Algodoo software:

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