WONDER #1203: Why Is it Easier To Lift Someone in Water than on Land?

Question 1 of 3

Who discovered the scientific principle of buoyancy?

  1. Archimedes
  2. Plato
  3. Nero
  4. Aristotle

Question 2 of 3

Which scientific force explains why it’s easier to lift someone in water than on land?

  1. gravity
  2. buoyancy
  3. matter
  4. momentum

Question 3 of 3

A bowling ball sinks in water while a beach ball floats, because the bowling ball is what compared to the beach ball?

  1. lighter
  2. harder
  3. more buoyant
  4. more dense

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