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Environmental Engineering and Water Chemistry

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Introduce young scientists to the fundamentals of environmental engineering with a nine-resource collection that looks at air, land, and water quality concerns. The unit begins with a PowerPoint presentation that provides background...
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Can You Solve These Physics Riddles? (Part 1/3)

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Physics Girl and Simone Giertz team up to challenge each other to answer science riddles as part of an extensive video series on physics. In a subset of three videos, both physics and electronics questions challenge viewers to apply past...
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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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Finding Volume: The Water Displacement Method

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We have formulas for finding the volume of geometric shapes, but what if the shape is irregular? Lesson describes how to find volume through water displacement. After a demonstration, scholars practice in small groups. Then analysis...
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2001 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Part III

For Students 9th - 12th
Here is a comprehensive method for assessing chemistry learners' knowledge; have them approach two laboratory problems, plan their methods of solving each, and then actually carry out the experiments to find the answers. Both the...
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Chemistry Clicks Your BIC

For Students 9th - 12th
Keep your lessons on the lighter side! A chemistry lesson has learners collect butane gas to calculate its molecular mass. They measure the mass of the gas using a displacement method.
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Simulating Microgravity with Buoyancy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do astronauts know how to live and work in a weightless environment? It doesn't come naturally! Junior physicists conduct experiments to examine the link between buoyancy and microgravity. Each activity illustrates a different aspect...
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Ocean Waves

For Students 6th - 12th
Surf's up! What causes the constant motion of Earth's oceans? Scholars discover the origins and types of waves in part nine of a 13-installment series. The resource illustrates wave behavior, their destructive power, and current research...
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The Density of Liquids and Solids

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
There are underwater rivers that flow on the ocean floor thanks to a difference in density. Scholars learn about the density in both liquids and solids in the second lesson of an 11-part series. They then determine the density of water,...
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Bathtub Graph

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Represent the relationship between independent and dependent variables through a modeling situation. The activity expects learners to graph the volume of water in a bathtub during a given scenario. The graph should result in two areas of...
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Density Column Lab - Part 1

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Mass and density — aren't they the same thing? This activity has groups use balance beams and water displacement to measure several objects. The pupils use the measurements to calculate the density of the objects. 
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How a Sailboat Works: Hull Type

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
A sailing presentation focuses on different hull and keel designs, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. Middle and high schoolers calculate values that determine the stability of a sailboat with a helpful handout. 
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Computing Volume Progression 4

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
This resource was written for the younger math learner, but finding the volume of an irregular solid is also a problem for algebra and geometry students. Based on Archimedes’ Principle, one can calculate the volume of a stone by...
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Water Experiment

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Here is a great activity designed for very young scientists. In it, they act out the famous Aesops fable, "The Crow and the Pitcher." In doing this, they get to experience water displacement first-hand. Some terrific extension activities...
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Descartes' Diver

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pique interest in water pressure, demonstrate buoyancy, and explore water displacement concepts with a homemade Cartesian diver. You may want to change the name of the toy, however, as is is not documented the Rene Descartes actually...
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Foil Boats

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How many pennies can an aluminum foil boat hold? That is the challenge in a collaborative activity designed to explore the concept of buoyancy. Learners use aluminum foil to build makeshift boats and test the weight they hold before...
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What Floats and What Sinks?

For Students K - 2nd
In this floating and sinking worksheet, students classify objects as either something that floats or something that sinks. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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Buoyancy - Archimedes Principle

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Weight of displaced liquid equals the weight of a floating object. Archimedes' Principle is carefully demonstrated and explained in this science video. The quality is acceptable and the instruction sound. Not exciting, but it is a...
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What Floats Your Boat?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
This open-ended boat building exercise is meant to be part of a three-lesson series on ships. Links to the other two lessons are included. This particular part is mostly a group lab activity in which they build a boat, find its load line...
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Volume Lab

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How can we find volume if it a shape isn't easy to measure? Investigate methods for determining this as the volume of regular and irregular objects is explored in several stations. Learners discover that when the standard formula for...
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Displacement of Water

For Students 6th - 8th
To calculate the volume of a stopper by using the method of water displacement., students work with a web animation. They observe the method and then click a button to gather information about the calculations for the stopper dropped in...
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Volume of Irregular Objects

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders experiment using a Meniscus. In this volume lesson, 5th graders identify the volume of irregular objects using the process of water displacement. Students record data and draw conclusions.
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A Displaced Object

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this a displaced object worksheet, students utilize the water displacement method for finding the volume of irregularly-shaped objects. Students estimate the volume of each object.
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Move that Tower

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students investigate ways to find the density of irregular shaped objects. For this physics lesson, students calculate density using its mass and volume. They explain why some objects float or sink in water.