Heavy objects sink in water and light objects float

Question: An eight class student makes the statement:
“Heavy objects sink in water and light objects float”.
How is the science teacher of the VII class best advised to react?

Options:

  1. Present counter examples and arrange materials of different shapes, sizes and weights for the child to investigate.
  2. Explain that heavy and light are relative terms
  3. Accept the statement as it indicates child’s ideas and needs to be respected.
  4. Explain to the child that it is not the weight but the density of an object that determines whether it is going to sin or float.
Pushpendra Pal Dean Asked on 21st September 2015 in Physics.
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    Present counter examples and arrange materials of different shapes, sizes and weights for the child to investigate

    Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 22nd October 2015.
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