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Density Ball
# 2B40.59


Description: This 4" steel ball demonstrates the effect of temperature on the density of a liquid. When placed in cool water (15 degrees C) it floats. When placed in warm water (30 degrees C) it sinks. You will be supplied with two beakers of water at the desired temp eratures.

Instructions:

Purchased/Built: purchased

Setup Time: 10 min.

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Source: Central Scientific

Demo References
Freier and Anderson Fg-2 A hydrometer is made so it sinks in warm water and floats in cold.
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 12-15 A metal sphere barely floats in cold water and sinks in hot water.

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