So how do lemons and limes compare to oranges when it comes to buoyancy? Your students might be surprised! Students will be able to describe basic properties of density by participating in an investigation.
Students will apply what they learned about density to make logical predictions about what will happen when an orange or a lime is dropped into water. Will it float? Will it sink? Most importantly, they will verbalize WHY they made the prediction they made in order to build their thinking skills and expand their vocabulary. This lesson was designed for Kindergarten, but easily could be adapted for grades 1-2.