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122 resources with the keyterm buoyancy

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Buoyant Boats

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students design and construct a boat out of aluminum foil and a few other simple materials. The boats then be tested by floating them in water, then adding mass until they sink. They explore the various shapes of boat construction.
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Does Soap Float?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners form hypotheses and carry out an investigation in order to answer a central question: Does soap float? The focus of this lesson is on scientific inquiry, but it incorporates scientific topics such as sinking and floating.
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Floating Fishes: Boat Sinking Lab

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Cut milk cartons in half to make boats and let investigators attempt to sink them. They add dividing walls and observe what happens if marbles are put into only one of the newly formed compartments. Vocabulary is provided: buoyant force,...
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Activity: Float a Clay Boat

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Written to introduce pupils to buoyancy, this activity has collaborative groups work to design a floatable clay boat. They first observe that a stick of clay sinks in water and then are given their own stick to reshape into a floating...
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Oceans Module: Day 5

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover physical science by participating in a science lab activity. In this water properties instructional activity, 4th graders discuss the difference between salt water and fresh water and conduct a floatation activity...
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Day Two: Generating New Questions

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate buoyancy by participating in a lab experiment. In this density lesson, students utilize vinegar and alcohol in beakers and attempt to float different items in them. Students analyze which items float and do not while...
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Density and Buoyancy Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate why some objects float or sink in water. In this physics lesson, students calculate the density of clay ball using a mathematical equation. They write a complete lab report about the experiment.
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Science Lesson Plans

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students conduct a variety of exploration activities on various science topics. In this science lesson outline, students design a cell encapsulation to hold a specific type of medicine. They give examples of physical and chemical...
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Archimedes' Principle

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the relationship between density and buoyancy.  In this physics lesson students use Archimedes' Principle to complete calculations on buoyancy and a lab activity.
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Sink or Float

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore water properties by conducting a class experiment. In this buoyancy lesson, students make predictions as to whether or not specific objects will sink or float in water. Students conduct the experiment and record their...
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Condiment Diver: The World's Simplest Cartesian Diver

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine buoyancy.  In this density lesson students form a hypothesis, collect data and draw a conclusion using the data. 
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Dive In

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study how buoyancy, pressure, and light can effect the work of underwater scientists.  In this marine science lesson students complete a lab that allows them to better understand how pressure varies with altitude and depth. 
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Come On Down!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research the implementation of a research vessel used for ocean exploration.  In buoyancy lesson students will construct a device that shows neutral buoyancy.
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Beneath the Sea

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students build a model of a submersible that will allow them to explore ballasts and how they operate.  In this hands on lesson students participate in an activity that shows them how to control buoyancy.
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Ballast Systems in Submarines

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate Ballast systems in submarines. In this ballast lesson plan, students conduct experiments that show how a Ballast system works. Students will then create a model of a submarine's ballast system.
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Sink or Float?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners analyze the relationship between density, buoyancy, and salinity. In this chemical properties activity, students read a background activity for the activity and experiments to the topics. Learners discuss the questions and...
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Buoyancy

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this buoyancy activity, students use clay, water, newspaper, and more to create buoyant objects. Students follow 5 directions, and answer 4 questions.
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Student Exploration: Density Laboratory

For Students 4th - 6th
For this density laboratory worksheet, students complete 2 prior knowledge questions, then use the "Density Laboratory Gizmo" to complete several activities, answering short answer questions when finished.
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How Does the USS Alabama Float?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate buoyancy. In this buoyancy lesson plan, students apply the Archimedes Principle of Buoyancy to the experiment conducted in class to determine how battleships float.
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Float, Sink, Flink!

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discover the meaning of flink. In this floating and sinking lesson, 2nd graders consider how gravity, buoyancy, equilibrium, weight, and density determine whether or not an object will float. Students complete activities...
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Cartesian Diver Lab

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Cartesian diver lab, students explain using text and diagrams how the Cartesian diver works. Students evaluate ways in making their lab design better. Students make predictions of how changing the variable would change the...
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Density and Buoyancy

For Students 7th - 9th
In this density and buoyancy activity, students calculate the density of a substance using the formula for density. Students apply Archimedes principle to explain the concept of floatation.
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Biocomplexity Lab Activity: Density and Buoyancy of

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate how the density of water changes the buoyancy of water. Students create a hypothesis about what will happen when placing the egg into the water.Students can research online different bodies of water (The Red Sea, The...
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Floating Vegetables

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students design a craft that safely floats vegetables across a classroom. The teacher provides some materials, but the child may as well. As the experiment is created, they have to fill out worksheets to keep the actiivity organized....