Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538
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Archimedes' Principle II
Purpose:To demonstrate the density variation of water with temperature.
Procedure:Place ball in beaker of cold water. The ball has a slight positive buoyancy and will just float. When the water is heated with the bunsen burner its density decreases and the ball consequently sinks.