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Thanks for posting this. I love the idea and thought about a magic effect using 2 stainless balls of the same size. Here is what I have - I purchased a stainless steel solid ball that is 3"; also purchased (from ebay - got a great deal on 6 of them) a 3" hollow stainless steel ball.

I drop the solid ball and it sinks, I take the ball out and dry my hand/arm off and in that process I switch for the hollow ball, which is hidden in a wadded up towel. Then drop the ball again (?) and it floats.

I am working on a gospel presentation which I think will use the illustration well. If anyone would like to see it, I would be happy to email it to you.
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When ever we speak about floating and sinking here at we like to get the point across it not as simple as hevey things sink and ligth things float. It all about the wegith of the object and the wegith of the water displaced.

This look like a great kit and I love the ideas your playing with David.
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