Program explores science of sinking, floating Program explores science of sinking, floating Advocate staff report Jan. 16, 2013 Comments Children can explore science through the Ascension Parish Library’s “Mother Goose Teaches” program. “Will It Sink or Float” will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at the library’s Donaldsonville branch. Children ages 3 to 5 will take part in hands-on demonstrations that reveal the reasons different objects sink or float in water. The program also will explore the science that keeps even the biggest boats afloat. Staff will read Pamela Allen’s “Who Sank the Boat?” Registration is required. Call (225) 473-8052.