How Does the Density of a Liquid Affect the Buoyancy of an Object?

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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 examine the buoyancy of boats of different materials. The packet includes printables, formative questions, and grading rubrics. Just add water!

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Instructional Ideas
  • Most of the lesson can be adapted to suit a high school physical science class
 
Classroom Considerations
  • Review the equipment and materials in advance; test the cans of Coke and Diet Coke for buoyancy prior to performing the demonstration
  • Schedule time in the computer lab or library so learners can complete the web quest
Pros
  • Plan includes all worksheets for easy preparation
  • The variety of activities makes presenting a diversified lesson easy
Cons
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