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72 resources with the concept floating

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How to Float a Ping Pong Ball on Air - the Coandă Effect

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If floating were easy, everyone would do it! How does the Coanda Effect work? A video from a fascinating physics playlist shows how balanced upward and downward forces float a ping pong ball in a stream of air.
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Singing Plates - Standing Waves on Chladni Plates

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Here's a short video that hits all the high notes! Young scientists observe as amazing patterns appear in sand during a short demonstration. In addition to art and music, the resource explains standing waves, nodes, and how a 3-D model...
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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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Float a Boat

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Build a floating vessel capable of carrying cargo. Groups create a vessel that floats and can carry at least 10 pennies to model a mass transit system. After learning about buoyancy, density, and energy, they redesign their vessels in...
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Manifest Density

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
There's a lot content packed into the four lessons of this physical science unit on density. From salad dressing to the water cycle and hot air balloons, these lessons engage students in hands-on activities that explore real-world...
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Understanding the y-Intercept

For Students 8th - 9th
In this understanding the y-intercept worksheet, students solve 4 problems related to the y-intercept of a graph. First, they explain the relationship between the height of a float in a gas tank and the number of gallons in the tank....
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Natalie Morales: Float

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Natalie Morales performs a simple experiment to show what the word float means by placing a pumpkin in water. This video could be used as an introduction to a science experiment on buoyancy. It would be fun to have your class experiment...
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Will It Sink Or Float?

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Have your class predict whether objects will sink or float in water. Learners consider a data table of mass, volume and whether the object sank or floated. They develop an evidence-based explanation for the results.
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Buoyancy and Viscosity

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Some of these beautiful diagrams should help your students understand the connections between pressure and flight. Pressure and density are also discussed, and a number of links are included to give fantastic interactive examples of...
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Simply Sediments

For Students 6th - 8th
In this earth science worksheet, students use a plastic bottle and sediments from their community to create a sediment bottle. They identify what types of sediments they locate. Students also identify which ones float and which ones move...
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The Floating Golf Ball

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners explore density by floating golf balls. They explore having their golf balls float halfway in a container of water and discuss density and its realtionship to where the golf balls are floating. After adding food coloring, they...
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Sink/Float Discovery bottle

For Teachers K - 4th
Investigate which items float and which ones sink using this resource.  Learners participate in an activity in which they investigate this phenomena. Then they describe the experimental process, and learn how to display their results.
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Design a Flotation Device

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Save the soup! Scholars devise a flotation device using straws, balloons, foam, corks, and other objects. A can of soup must stay afloat for at least a minute with this device—your dinner might depend on it!
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Break the Tension

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students experiment with the concepts of surface tension. They participate in a number of different experiments that introduce them to surface tension. They work in a small group in order to conduct these experiments.
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The Magical Diving Sub

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss and predict if a given object sinks or floats. They record their predictions on a data sheet. Pupils test the objects and organize them into floating/sinking groups. Students observe the floating and sinking of a...
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Density

For Teachers 9th
Learners predict when an object will float or sink based on comparison of density of the object to the density of the substance in which it is placed. The access a website and sketch the object in the first column of their table and then...
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Water Resistance (1)

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Get the class thinking about why particular objects and animals are shaped the way they are. Considering water resistance and shape, learners assess a series of images and how those objects function in water. They finish by conducting a...
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What Objects Sink and What Objects Float Science Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Get your special ed students exploring science. They conduct an experiment to determine why certain objects sink and why certain objects float. This lesson is intended for 1st/2nd graders with sever to profound cognitive disabilities.
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Buoyancy

For Students 7th - 12th
In this buoyancy worksheet, students read about why objects float or sink. Students apply the Archimedes' Principle in a buoyancy lab. Students complete 1 graphic organizer.
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Dragon Boats

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students create a model boat. In this art lesson, students identify what makes a boat float and use milk cartons to create their own boat.
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Sink or Float Experiment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in an experiment to determine which objects float or sink. They use different amounts of salt for the objects and discover as the salt content increases, objects will float. They record their predictions and what...
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Dancing Raisins - The Bubble Lifter

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is an engaging demonstration of density that you can do with your young physical scientists. Place different rough surfaced objects into carbonated liquid. The carbon dioxide bubbles collect on the surface of the objects and...
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Dancing Raisins - The Bubble Lifter

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is an engaging demonstration of density that you can do with your young physical scientists. Place different rough surfaced objects into carbonated liquid. The carbon dioxide bubbles collect on the surface of the objects and...
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Floating on Salt Water

For Students 5th
Mixing substances together causes their properties to change. This resource illustrates that concept for fifth graders by having them consider four questions that have to do with buoyancy and boiling point. Learners begin to understand...