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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Scuba Training

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does a scuba diver control whether they sink or float? Scholars observe the relationship between absolute pressure and depth below the surface in an undersea simulation. They control the diver size and depth to center of mass to see...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Scuba Diving

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover that scuba diving is more than a sport. It's a science that operationally integrates physics, chemistry, physiology, and oceanography. They perform a simple experiment which simulates the air tanks used in scuba diving.
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Lesson Plan
US Navy

The Science of Diving

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce gas laws using the popular topic of SCUBA diving. This activity makes a connection between the gas laws and the effect of pressure and temperature changes during diving. Young engineers complete introductory experiments to...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Applications Using Linear Models: Scuba Diving

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Dive into this resource on rates of change and linear models. Pupils use two sliders in an interactive to adjust water temperature and depth. They use a given linear equation to calculate the rate of change in water temperature per unit...
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Activity
DiscoverE

Action Figure Diver

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Will your next buoyancy lab rise to the occasion? Make a splash with action figure divers! Teams of young physicists explore the relationship between mass and buoyancy by adding weights or balloons to achieve a diver that neither sinks...
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Lesson Plan
Cornell University

Buoyancy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Swimmers know to float by turning their bodies horizontally rather than vertically, but why does that make a difference? In an interesting lesson plan, scholars explore buoyancy and the properties of air and water. They test cups to see...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Outta Gas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore practical problems that are related to scuba diving.  In this oxygen lesson students complete a lab activity. 
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TED-Ed

The Effects of Underwater Pressure on the Body

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Exactly what causes the the pain you feel when diving to the deep end of a pool? Find out with this short video that explores the physical laws governing the behavior of gases and the ways they affect marine life and scuba divers that...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Under Pressure: How Deep Can They Dive?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore geography by conducting an in-class experiment. In this deep sea exploration lesson, students identify the different zones of the ocean and utilize water bottles, masking tape and scissors to conduct a water pressure...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Diving into the Wreck Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this reading comprehension activity, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on the poem "Diving into the Wreck."
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Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

Partial Pressure

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
At some point, everyone has been under pressure—even Dalton! Explore Dalton's law of partial pressures with young chemists as they measure the volume of air extracted from a sample compared to its original volume. Class members perform...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Divers's Decompression

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are exposed to the physics and physiology of scuba diving, study the principals applied in the U.S. Navy Decompression tables and work out typical decompression problems.
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Curated OER

Gardens Under the Sea: Coral Reefs

For Teachers K - 5th
Students, with dive partners, explore coral reefs through scuba diving. They also explore radial symmetry and bilateral symmetry.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

ARC Writing Lab Worksheets: Parallel Structure

For Students 7th - 9th
In this parallel structure learning exercise, learners read about parallel structure within sentences and between sentences, then complete a practice sheet of exercising, rewriting sentences. An answer key is given.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

What In The World Are Swim Bladders and Why Are They Important

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this swim bladders worksheet, students use a bowl, water, and balloons to make swim bladders, and answer short answer questions about them. Students answer 7 questions and interview someone who has been scuba diving.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Lake Strata and Internal Waves

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Use the classic density demonstration of placing a cola, a clear soda, and a diet soda into a tank of water. Then let learners attempt to pour some of the soda into layers in a clear container. The procedure explains a thermocline, and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Water Pressure in the Ocean

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students compare the pressure of water at different depths and gain an understanding of how increased water might affect animals living in deeper waters. They participate in an experiment to show that depth, not volume, affects water...
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Curated OER

Coral Reefs: Gardens Under the Sea

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students discover the wonders of coral reefs while listening to a book about them. In a Reading Rainbow video activity, they simulate a dive, check equipment and explore a reef. Role-playing as marine biologists, students uncover...
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Curated OER

A Walk in the Tundra

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Discuss the environment of the Arctic tundra using this resource. The focus of this lesson is the story A Walk in the Tundra by Rebecca L. Johnson. The appealing illustrations are bound to captivate your class! After reading the story,...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Maggie's Journal Brainteasers

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Maggie's Journal brainteasers learning exercise, students solve two word problems with logic and basic arithmetic skills.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Website Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the internet to complete a species scavenger hunt. In groups, they answer questions given to them about sea lions, rockfish and killer whales. As a class, they identify any questions they have and discuss the role...
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Curated OER

How Wet Can You Get?

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students visit a swimming pool and brainstorm different water sports and what benefits swimming has over other types of exercise. They then discuss buoyancy and water pressure and when how objects sink or float before playing a game of...

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