Floaters and Sinkers
"OK, I have the bucket filled
almost to the top with water. Where are the apples?"
"Gage, what did you do, buy every different type of apple the grocery store had?"
"I bought apples! What's the big deal?"
"What's the big deal?! You're kidding me, right?"
"No, I'm *not* kidding you."
"Well then, let me explain it to you."
"That's not necessary."
"Oh, but I believe it is. We are in charge of this particular activity and I for one plan on doing it right."
"What's that suppose to mean?"
"It means, one doesn't go off half-cocked. If you're gonna do something, do it right."
"Now, Gage, pay attention. Different types of apples have different densities, this will control how much of the apple sinks under water and how much of it floats above the surface of the water. Take these apples for example."
"What's wrong with *those* apples? They have a sweet taste. Makes sinking your teeth into one worth getting your head wet."
"Gage, the ideal apple for this game wouldn't be sweet, it would taste awful and would be very juicy with lots of water."
"Meaning, it would float better."
"Ohhhh! Really? What else?"
"Let's just say, you'd need an apple you could sink your teeth into. That means the size and shape of the apple is important. The bigger the apple and the more it curves, would make it harder for one to grasp."
"That makes sense. You're right! I'd never really given it much thought."
"We'd better plop a few of these apples in the bucket. The kids will be here soon."
"I wonder if a golden delicious apple would bob differently than the red? Could change the whole complexion of the game."
"It would stand to reason that a golden...."
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