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The Physics of Fluid Mechanics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In this collection, Pascal’s law, Archimedes’ Principle, and Bernoulli’s Principle aid young engineers in understanding the physics of fluid mechanics. Armed with the knowledge of how forces are applied to fluids, scholars design...
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Build a Model Submarine

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners form lab groups and work together to construct a submarine out of a soda bottle. Next, they observe its action in a tub of water as the inner pressure is changed. It is an engaging experiment. However, links to outside resources...
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Design a Submarine

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Don't just sink the boat. Using a closed container as a submarine, pupils experiment to see what to add to the container to make it float, sink to the bottom, and hover in the middle. After finding one option, learners see if they can...
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Dive Into Submarines

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the history and scientific principles of submarines. They read about living and working on a submarine and design and display a realistic replica of a submarine.
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The Invention And Development of Submarines

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Crazy fact: submarines were actually invented long before the beginning of World War I! As the narrator of an engaging video explains, submarines revolutionized warfare and changed everything. Interesting anecdotes as well as vivid...
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Submarines and Aircraft Carriers: The Science of Nuclear Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As physics masters view this presentation, they learn how nuclear power is used in submarines. They use Google Maps to plot a course through the ocean and calculate the time required for surfacing and traveling. They learn about fission,...
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Build Your Own Submarine

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students construct their own submarine following a certain procedure. In this physics lesson, students calculate the density of objects using a mathematical formula. They explain why some object floats in water while some do not.
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Plots of Polar Coordinates: Submarine Sonar

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Find the location of enemy submarines with a sonar display that doubles as a polar coordinate system. Pupils find polar coordinates that would be the same location of plotted submarines. They then determine multiple polar coordinates...
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What Do You SUBpose?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Submarines are the fous of this math and science lesson. In it, learners explore the world of submarines: how they work, and what they are used for. They engage in hands-on activities, watch video clips, and work in cooperative groups in...
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Submarines: The Classroom Fleet

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create a mural in their classroom featuring a fleet of their own model submarines and examples of marine life that might be encountered on a journey under the sea.
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2005 Submarine Ring of Fire Expedition: Unexplored

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students compare and contrast submarine volcanoes at convergent and divergent plate boundaries, infer kinds of living organisms that may be found around hydrothermal vents, and describe ways in which scientists may prepare to explore...
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WWII German Submarine Warfare: U505

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research how the capture of a German submarine by the Allies affected the outcome of WWII. In this WWII lesson, students complete a KWL chart. High schoolers research primary source documents online and answer discussion...
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Mysterious Slovak Words in Yellow Submarine

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars read an article about the song "Yellow Submarine." In this lesson plan, students complete several activities that relate to the article, including a vocabulary assignment, sentence starters, class discussion and a quiz.
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Yellow Submarine

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Here's a clever twist on a grammar instructional activity. Kids listen to the Beatles' happy children's song, "Yellow Submarine" and then identify the simple present and past tense verbs in the lyrics.
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Yellow Submarine

For Students 4th - 5th
In this music activity, students answer 10 questions about the cartoon Yellow Submarine. Students also answer 10 additional questions about the Beatles and the instruments played in the song.
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Ballast Systems in Submarines

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate Ballast systems in submarines. In this ballast lesson, students conduct experiments that show how a Ballast system works. High schoolers will then create a model of a submarine's ballast system.
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Yellow Submarine – The Beatles – Notes

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Enhance English language skills using the fan-favorite song, "Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles. Scholars predict what the song is about then listen and mark specific words they hear. Playing the song again, participants unscramble lyrics...
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Submarines

For Students 3rd - 6th
For this online interactive submarines worksheet, students respond to 11 fill in the blank and multiple choice questions regarding the information included in the provided paragraph.
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Leaky Seal

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Junior high schoolers explore possible theories for the cause of the Hunley submarine sinking. Through hands on activities, they investigate how to create a waterproof seal. Afterwards, they discuss how seals work and various...
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Submarines, Dreadnoughts and Battle Cruisers - The Navies of World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What did England and Italy have in common during World War I? They both made use of navies! Find out all the details by watching an informative video about the important machinery navies from many prominent countries used to fight in...
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The Submarine

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Submerge yourself in the study of slope. Scholars investigate a situation involving slope and the rate of change of a submarine. An additional example further explores the concept of slope by changing one of the conditions of the submarine.
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World War I Causes Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After completing this detailed and well-designed project, your young historians will be well-versed in their explanations of the reasons that various countries joined World War I! Learners design a picture book covering seven primary...
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Hitler's Lost Sub

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students watch a video clip about German submarines lost during World War II. They work together to create their own submarine out of a plastic bottle. They test the buoyancy of the submarine in different activities.
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The American Turtle, 1776

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders evaluate David Bushnell's 1776 American Turtle. In this history lesson students analyze and make predictions about the first submarine invented by David Bushnell after view pictures. They compare the drawing with an account...

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