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Bermuda Bubbles


Hold the button down to release air bubbles. What happens to the rig?

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The rig normally floats because it is less dense than water. The air bubbles mix with the water, lowering the density. Now the rig is denser than the water beneath it and so it sinks.

Visitor Sheet

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Bermuda Bubbles Visitor Sheet
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