Subject: Why doesn't a scale submerged in water register the weight of the water?
Date: Fri Feb 25 23:41:35 2005
Posted by tom
Grade level: nonaligned
City: brownstown State/Province: mi
Area of science: Physics
my daughter, who is a fifth grader, is doing a science project. she put a
bathroom scale(spring type) in a sink and added measured amount of water until
the sink was full. the aproximate weight of the water above the scale when the
sink was filled was 50 lbs., yet the scale read 0. what is the physical
explanation for this result?
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