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When ice on a floating island melts

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What kind of experiment is this?

Experimental procedure and explanation:

  • Float an empty can in the water to create a floating island, on which ice is placed. Will the water surface rise or fall when this ice melts?
  • Also, think about the reason.
[Keywords] Buoyancy
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“The Wonders of Flow,” Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering, Kodansha Blue Backs, P45-46.

“Illustrated Fluid Dynamics Trivia,” by Ryozo Ishiwata, Natsume Publishing, P188-189.

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Last Update:4.13.2021