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122 resources with the keyterm buoyancy

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Building A Boat

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter. In groups, they identify various objects in regards to their volume, mass, and buoyancy. They design and build a boat that floats and holds coins. They...
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Density and Buoyancy Experimental Design

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students must plan, design, and conduct an experiment that answers the scientific question: "Come up with a question that addresses the factors (variables) of the water and its effect on whether an object floats or sinks."
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Hot Air Balloon

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners view a video and discuss the mechanics of a hot air balloon. They, in groups, construct a functioning hot air balloon.
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Earth: The Water Planet

For Teachers 6th
Students elicit data on the water cycle, ocean topography, and island formation in this six lesson unit. The ocean floor and the properties of water are examined through a variety of discussions and hands-on experiments.
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Paper Clip Sailing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explain that some things can float on top of water because of what we call "surface tension." They see that if something happens to disturb these water molecules from tugging on each other, the skin-like surface breaks up.
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Diving Raisins

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students hypothesize and observe what occurs when raisins are dropped in a carbonated liquid. They examine buoyancy and how density effects ascent and descent.
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Concrete Canoes

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore and analyze the relationship of buoyancy and displacement needed to make an object float. They examine various boat designs, then design and build clay and aluminum boats that hold a cargo of marbles.
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Technology of the Deep: Experiments with Buoyant Forces

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students conduct a series of experiments to study the effects of temperature and salinity on the buoyancy of an object in water. They devise ways to make floating and sinking objects neutrally buoyant.
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Float Your Boat

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students design an experiment to find density using Archimedes' Principle. For this physics lesson, students calculate density using mass and volume. They share their findings in class.
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Condiment Diver: The World's Simplest Cartesian Diver

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explain what density is in their own words. In this physics lesson, students perform the condiment experiment and explain why some float and some sink. They share their findings in class.
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Buoyancy

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners use different shapes as boats to create buoyancy. In this buoyancy lesson plan, students also play online games about buoyancy and graph their results from their shape test.
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What Sinks or Floats in the Ocean

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders experiment on density and buoyancy. In this physics lesson plan, 8th graders experiment on what objects float or sink in water. They explore and collect data from ocean observing systems.
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Buoyancy

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Pupils consider the effect of error in experimentation.  In this physical science lesson plan, students compensate for an error that occurs when a substance is weighed on a balance. Pupils are guided in steps through the lab experience...
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What Boat Designs Float the Best?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate buoyancy by conducting a science experiment.  In this water properties instructional activity, 5th graders predict which of their different paper boat designs will float for the longest period.  Students conduct...
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Density Warm-Up Questions

For Students 7th - 10th
In this chemistry worksheet, students solve 12 word problems regarding density, mass, volume, and buoyancy. Additionally, students rank a variety of materials in the order of their densities.
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Radical Raisins!

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore the concept of buoyancy through experimentation. Given materials of various weights and composition, they drop them in club soda and determine which substances sink or float. Students discuss their results in terms of...
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Clay Boats

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders are given the opportunity to use model-building as a way to help comprehend the forces and phenomena at work in the world around them. They use both successful and unsuccessful models to make inferences, refine...
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What Floats Your Boat?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students discover the Archimedes principle through a buoyancy experiment. They measure the water displacement of a lump a clay which is denser than water then reshape the clay into a bowl which floats but displaces more water.
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Buoyancy

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students look at clippings of boats. They are able to define the following terms displacement, and density. Students construct a clay boat. After they complete their clay boat students answer questions about their clay boats.
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The Buoyancy Factor

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine why some objects float in water while others sink and the ability of something to float does not depend entirely on its weight. Archimedes' principle is introduced and buoyant force is discussed. Practice calculations...
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Secrets Beneath the Waters

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Pupils work in small groups and design a ship out of balsa wood. They hypothesize what happens when the ship is placed in water then make predictions as to which ship stays afloat the longest with the greatest amount of weight added.
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How Wet Can You Get?

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students visit a swimming pool and brainstorm different water sports and what benefits swimming has over other types of exercise. They then discuss buoyancy and water pressure and when how objects sink or float before playing a game of...
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Galapagos Rift Expedition Come On Down!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners research the development and implementation of a research vessel/vehicle used for deep ocean exploration. In this oceanography lesson plan, students calculate the density of objects by determining the mass and volume.
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The Spring Sailing Regatta

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students determine how a boat's design effects its speed and cargo carrying ability. They build small boats that have cargo carrying capabilities to test in a small child's pool.