Lesson Plan

Exploring Buoyancy

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Dive into a STEM instructional activity! 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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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners create a poster illustrating different concepts of buoyancy
Classroom Considerations
  • Be sure to preview the resource for age appropriateness as some concepts may be beyond grade level
  • Access to a sink or other water source is necessary for the activity
  • Pupils will appreciate hands-on nature of activity
  • Provides links to videos and websites for further information
  • No student worksheets