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#### Comparing the Density of an Object to the Density of Water

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Investigators construct a makeshift balance and compare equal volumes of wax and water. They do the same for clay and water. Then they discover whether the wax and clay will float or sink in water. Ultimately this is a comparison of...
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#### Descartes' Diver

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pique interest in water pressure, demonstrate buoyancy, and explore water displacement concepts with a homemade Cartesian diver. You may want to change the name of the toy, however, as is is not documented the Rene Descartes actually...
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#### Sinking Soda Surprise

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
I'm sure you've heard that there are something like 20 tablespoons of sugar in a can of regular soda. It seems unbelievable, doesn't it? This demonstration really does show how much sugar is present in a can of soda. First, Spangler...
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#### Soda Surprise

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
I'm sure you've heard that there are something like 20 tablespoons of sugar in a can of regular soda. It seems unbelievable, doesn't it? This demonstration really does show how much sugar is present in a can of soda. First, Spangler...
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#### You Can Take the Pressure!

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Put the pressure on as your class endeavors to construct an indestructible submersible! By watching a video, participating in class discussions, and the applying the complete scientific process, learners design a capsule that is slightly...
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#### Floating Fishes: How do Fishes Control Buoyancy?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Playing with balloons, water, oil, and bottles help put this lesson over the top! Participants use air-filled balloons in water tanks to experience gas compression. They also use oil-filled bottles to experiment with buoyancy. Included...
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#### Playing With Science

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scientists investigate the scientific concepts and principles that help make common toys such as hula hoops, yo-yos, slinkies, and silly putty work. As a class, they read "Backyard Rocket Science, Served Wet" to get a look behind...
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#### Bubble and Boyle

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Even middle schoolers still enjoy experimenting with bubbles! They execute a series of experiments enabling them to distinguish between convex and concave surfaces, explore the properties of buoyancy, surface tension, and density,...
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#### Buoyancy: Integrating Science and Literature

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Integrate science and literature by using the scientific method to test the veracity of the floating peach described in Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. Clips from a Bill Nye: The Science Guy episode about buoyancy frontload...
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#### A Weighty Issue

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Want to get your learners motivated in science class? Given only a piece of aluminum foil, assign groups the task of designing a "barge" that will support the weight of a bunch of pennies.  The group who is able to put the most pennies...
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#### Natalie Morales: Float

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Natalie Morales performs a simple experiment to show what the word float means by placing a pumpkin in water. This video could be used as an introduction to a science experiment on buoyancy. It would be fun to have your class experiment...
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#### Floaters and Sinkers

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Whatever floats your boat. Young engineers learn about density by measuring the masses and volumes of boxes filled with different materials. Using their knowledge of densities, they hypothesize whether objects with given densities will...
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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...
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#### Grand Designs And Great Failures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students extend their understanding of floating, sinking, density, and buoyancy and apply it to the design and testing of ships. students discover that most ships are constructed very similarly-whether they are schooners or destroyers.
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#### Ships 2: What Floats Your Boat?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners design, build, and test the specifications (water displacement and load line) for a model boat. The lesson plan focuses especially on integrating design principles with inquiry-based experimental skills.
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#### Ships 3: Grand Designs And Great Failures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students engage in this, the third in a three-part series on ships. The overall lesson series is designed to allow students to extend their understanding of floating, sinking, density, and buoyancy and apply it to the design and testing...
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#### Oceans of Fun

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a great hands-on activity that should lead to a greater understanding of salt water, why the ocean is salty, and how ocean waves are formed. This terrific, old-school lesson has clearly described activities, and all of the...
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#### Exploring Buoyancy

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use materials found at a resource table to design simple devices that will house instruments to take water samples from a tub of water. They design 3 instruments, each varying in density so that one will float, one will hover...
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#### Float a Boat

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students design and build a floating vessel with its own propulsion system that will carry cargo across a wading pool.
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#### Blowing Ballast

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Oceanographers participate in a memorable hands on experience about buoyancy. They build a model of a submersible using a plastic bottle and a balloon. Afterward, they answer assessment questions. An answer key and some terrific...
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#### Clay Float: Exploring Archimedes' Principle

For Teachers 5th
Use this resource to discuss the Archimedes Principle and buoyancy in your classroom.  Learners use modeling clay to make, test, and record water data and analyze this principle. They come up with ideas to make the ball of clay float,...
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#### Boat Building

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discover buoyancy by creating model boats.  In this water science lesson, students discover the physical properties of water and how floating is possible with large ships by building model boats from recycled materials....
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#### The Stone Boat Mystery

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners design and execute a lab through which they study the distinctions between density, buoyancy, and volume.