Next, grab two Halo mandarin oranges. Leave one orange as-is and peel the other.
Will the orange with the peel sink or float? Will the peeled orange sink or float? Why do you think that?
If you’re homeschooling an older child or want to get more in depth, have them draw a picture or write a few sentences about what they think will happen and why.
Sink or Float Activity Results
Drum roll please… And the answer is: the orange with the peel floats and the peeled orange sinks!
What’s the explanation?
The unpeeled orange floats because the rind is very porous and filled with tiny pockets of air.