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Title of the Experience
An orange
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High Secondary School
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Our teacher encourages us to bombard her with questions about what we see and what happens around us. Once I noticed something very strange about an orange: an orange floats when placed in water, it doesn’t sink as we would expect. Instead of answering my question on the spot, the teacher asked us to put an orange in water and then to peel it and place it in water and see what happened. The orange floats but sinks when peeled. What is the explanation? The rind of an orange has lots of air pockets so its density is lower than that of the water; that is why it floats. It is all about density, no miracle at all.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.