Egg Flotation

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Egg flotation

Objective/Question/Problem
My objective is to see which egg will float. The question is how much salt is needed to be added to make the egg float. The problem is that I do not know how much salt is needed to make an egg float.

Hypothesis
If I add salt to the water then the egg will float because the egg has a density that is lower that the density of the fluid it displaces.

Background Information
If the object has a density that is higher than the density of the fluid it displaces, it will sink. If the object has a density that is lower than the density of the fluid it displaces, it will float. Some objects that sink in fresh water will float in salt water. This is because saltwater has a higher density than freshwater. Websites that I used for this project are the ones below.

' www.ehow.com › Education
' www.sciencehound.com/science_project_community/node/7206
' www.blurtit.com/q729307.html
' answers.askkids.com › How Stuff Works
' www.thegeminigeek.com/why-an-egg-floats-in-salty-water/

Variables
The manipulated variable is that the water will be changed one is salt water and the other is not. The Responding variable is that I will measure how much salt is needed to make the egg float. The controlled variable is that I will be the one doing everything and recording the project, and I will have the same type of eggs.

Materials
' 2 eggs ' tab water ' Two Beakers
' salt ' stirring stick ' Measuring cups

Experimental Procedures
Step 1 : Put the water in cup halfway up
Step 2 : Put 6 tsp of salt into the water.
Step 3 : Mix the water and salt with stirring stick until you cant see the salt at the bottom.
Step 4 : Gently Put in the egg and record what happens.

Data Analysis
As you can see in the first tbsp the egg floated about 200mL. After putting the second tbsp it...
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