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29 resources with the concept buoyant force

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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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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, scholars explore buoyancy and the properties of air and water. They test cups to see which...
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The Real Story Behind Archimedes' Eureka!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can a boat the size of a palace possibly float? Discover how a king and a famous Ancient Greek mathematician named Archimedes answered this question, and explore the history behind Archimedes' principle and how a law of physics that is...
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Physics Skill and Practice Worksheets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Stop wasting energy searching for physics resources, this comprehensive collection of worksheets has you covered. Starting with introductions to the scientific method, dimensional analysis, and graphing data, these skills practice...
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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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Buoyant Boats

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Eureka! Using the clay boats made in the previous lesson, learners investigate the idea of buoyancy and water displacement to finish the last installment of five in a Floaters and Sinkers unit. Their observations during the activity...
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The Physics of Weightless Flight

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Ever wonder what it's like to feel weightless? Hop aboard the Vomit Comet and find out! A video from a large physics playlist features the parabolic airplane flight used to simulate weightlessness. Young physicists discover how the...
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Fire in Freefall - Rare Physics Experiment

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What happens when fire is less affected by gravity? Observe the behavior of fire in a fantastic freefall experiment! A video from the an engaging physics playlist explains the relationship between a flame's shape, buoyancy force, and...
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The Cheerios Effect

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why does cereal clump together in milk? Scientists answered this question in 2005 with the help of physics and math. A video explains the relationship between buoyancy, surface tension, and the meniscus. It teaches how to attract or...
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Buoyancy Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Need to demonstrate buoyancy to your class? Rise to the occasion with a video from Veritasium! The narrator demonstrates how a golf ball behaves in dish detergent and saltwater, then adds the detergent to the saltwater for a surprising...
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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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How Does the Density of a Liquid Affect the Buoyancy of an Object?

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Here's a lesson plan that will really float your boat! Introduce physical science scholars to the relationship between buoyancy and density through an assortment of individual and collaborative exercises. Lab groups work together to...
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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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Are Ghost Ships Real?

For Students 3rd - 12th
Ghost ships are real and are used to map ocean currents. Aye, thar be much to learn for landlubbers, sprogs, and buccaneers as well in a short video that offers scientific explanations for the amazing phenomenon of ghost ships.
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Buoyancy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why does some aluminum float while other aluminum sinks? An interesting simulation begins with an introduction using oil, water, and blocks of wood and brick. After experimenting with gravity, buoyancy, density, volume, masses, and force...
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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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Exploring Buoyancy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Dive into a STEM lesson! Scholars learn about positive and negative buoyancy and how they relate to concepts of density and pressure. They design a device that can dive into water to pick up an object.
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Properties of Matter

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The properties of matter including buoyancy, viscosity, density, pressure, and more are explained in a video that also describes the various principles and laws that are associated with each property. 
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Fluids

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
In 1879, Sir William Crookes discovered the fourth state of matter, plasma. The presentation covers states of matter, phase changes, density, pressure Pascal's Principle, buoyant force, Archimedes' Principle, Bernoulli's Principle,...
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Cartesian Diver

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Amaze your scholars with an activity that uses a Cartesian diver to demonstrate Pascal's Law, Archimedes' Principle, and the Ideal Gas Law. Groups then repeat the process and make their own diver move up and down in a bottle.
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Physics of Boats

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let's go sailing! An instructive unit includes six lessons with multiple activities to teach scholars about density, center of gravity, buoyancy, and the Archimedes Principle. They can complete the final project of building a boat on a...
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Archimedes' Principle

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the tenets behind Archimedes' principle. In this Archimedes' principle lesson plan, students experiment with the mass of objects outside of water and inside water and measure the volume of water with the objects...
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Archimedes' Principle

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Archimedes' principle worksheet, students answer 13 questions about the concepts of Archimedes' principle such as water displacement, buoyancy and force. The answer questions from a lab they did in class to simulate Archimedes'...
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Density and Buoyancy Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate why some objects float or sink in water. In this physics lesson, students calculate the density of clay ball using a mathematical equation. They write a complete lab report about the experiment.
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Physics 240: 19

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this physics 240:19 worksheet, students apply concepts of Archimedes principle to solve the presented problem. Students find the volume and the apparent weight of an object given in a word problem.
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Density

For Students 7th - 9th
In this density worksheet, students choose the statement from column 1 that best matches the description in column 2. Students determine whether objects will float or sink based on their density. Students apply Bernoulli's Principle to...
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Buoyant Force

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students illustrate Archimedes' Principle of Buoyant Force. For this graphing lesson, students will observe that the buoyant force on an object is equal to the weight of the fluid it displaces. Students will then create a graph showing...
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Forces in Fluids

For Students 7th - 9th
In this forces in fluids instructional activity, students answer questions as they relate to forces in fluids. Students complete a chart about atmospheric pressure.
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Eisenhower 1/26

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify and explain what Bernoulli's Principle is and draw diagrams to incorporate Pascal. They also perform simple calculations of density, buoyancy, and fluid pressure. Finally, 8th graders describe fluid pressure in...