Thermo and Fluid Dynamics of a Homemade "Lava Lamp"

High schoolers construct their own lava lamp using simple substances. In this physics lesson, students explain how difference in density causes convection. They solve for forces and buoyancy using mathematical equations.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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Year
2009