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200 resources with the concept buoyancy

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Viscosity: The Fluid Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There's more to fluids than meet the eye—they include gases, liquids, and polymers, too! Scholars complete three hands-on activities exploring different properties of fluids. They explore viscosity by measuring the resistance, or...
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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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Lighter than Air

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Scholars participate in two design challenges concerning flight in the second lesson of the series. They design balloon crafts that have neutral buoyancy and forward motion.
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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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STEM Activities for Middle School Students

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use STEM activities within the class to provide connections to concepts. The resource includes activities that range from working with buoyancy to building rockets and launching them. Other activities involve the engineering design...
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Balloons and Buoyancy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
If you are flying high in a hot air balloon, can a helium balloon pass you? Simulation allows pupils to predict how changing pressure, volume, and temperature impacts helium balloons, hot air balloons, and a sphere filled with a...
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Tracking a Drifter

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Be shore to use this drifter resource. The third installment of a five-part series has learners using the NOAA's Adopt-a-Drifter website to track to movement of a drifter (buoy) in the ocean. Graphing the collected data on a map allows...
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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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Rock and Boat

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Present the class with a question on whether the water level of a pond will rise they take a large rock out of a boat and drop it into the pond. Groups come down on all sides of the question and try to justify their answers. The activity...
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Above-Ground Storage Tanks in the Houston Ship Channel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce your class to storage tank failures caused by major storms with an activity that looks at how the concepts of Archimedes' Principle and Pascal's Law affect the storage tanks along the Houston Ship Channel. The background...
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Above-Ground Storage Tank Design Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The challenge: determine whether a tank will float. A design activity has groups work as engineering teams in order to determine the stability of given tanks and liquid contents. The teams need to determine the equations to calculate the...
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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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Why Do Clouds Stay Up?

For Students 6th - 12th
Young scientists will never look at clouds the same way again after watching this video from PBS Digital Studios. Viewers learn about the different types of clouds and their formation. The video will make your classes want to lie on the...
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Forces in Fluids

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Buoyancy is the fine line between a ship and a submarine. The presentation covers fluid pressure, air pressure, Pascal's Principle, elevation, Archimedes Principle, buoyancy, and Bernoulli's Principle.
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The Buoyancy Challenge!

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Check out a lesson plan that starts with force of gravity and moves through the concepts of mass, weight, volume, and density. Learners calculate density, test the buoyancy of objects, and then demonstrate understanding by altering the...
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Archimedes' Principle, Pascal's Law and Bernoulli's Principle

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do Pascal's law, Archimedes' Principle, and Bernoulli's Principle have to do with fluid mechanics? The included PowerPoint presentation provides the basic definitions and equations associated with the three. A set of homework...
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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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How a Sailboat Works: Hull Speed and Buoyancy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How can you determine the maximum speed of a sailboat? A sailing presentation included with a straightforward lesson plan prompts learners to calculate the maximum speed of a sailboat with a displacement hull. The presentation continues...
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Properties of Balls

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Enhance your states of matter lessons with a hands-on science investigation that compares six different balls' color, texture, size, weight, ability to bounce, and buoyancy. 
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Future Fleet

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Turn your pupils into engineers who are able to use scientific principals to design a ship. This long-term project expects pupils to understand concepts of density, buoyancy, displacement, and metacenter, and apply them to constructing a...
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Bubble Suspension

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Create a cushion of carbon dioxide gas to float some soap bubbles on. Many concepts can be demonstrated through this activity: Carbon dioxide gas is more dense than air Bubbles are semipermeable, allowing only carbon dioxide to diffuse...
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Life Vest Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading about the history and science of personal floatation devices, patents, and intellectual property, engineering teams design a life vest for a can of soup. To evaluate which groups considered the need for waterproofing, hold...