People float because their bodies, especially with lungs filled with air, are less dense than the surrounding water. If an object weighs less than its equivalent volume of water, i...
As you float, your weight presses down into the water; the water presses back, ...
is a curious phenomenon of apparently greater buoyancy — for some people ...
Probably the most common question asked by beginners learning to swim. Adults
especially are curious as to why can some people float and why do some ...
I guess you mean float on water when you are swimming. I think the main reason
is that your lungs always contain a sizable amount of air. Even if you breathe ...
As a rule, fatter people float better. Everyone floats better in salt water, but not
everyone knows that. Mostly, though, there's a lot of head-talk about wa...
You will float if you are lighter than an equal volume of water. Usually folks with
more fat float better. There are some people on the border such ...
May 10, 2011 ... This is why heavy metal ships can float on the water—they're big ... But this
activity can also help explain why some animals—and people—are more
buoyant than others. ... Salt dissolved in the water makes it more dense.
People float in water because the human body weighs less than the volume of
water it displaces when submerged. The buoyancy of an individual depends on ...
Your lung capacity can also make a difference in how easy it is for you to stay on
top of the water. People with a higher lung capacity will float somewhat more ...
I'm curious to know what it is about body composition that makes you float. Some
people have said oxygen in the blood while others say its body fat.