Designing an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV): Concepts in Lift, Drag, Thrust, Energy, Power, Mass, and Buoyancy

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Engineer an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to study concepts of physics. Using household materials, collaborative groups design and build an AUV and then test Newton's Laws of Motion as they apply them in underwater environments such as oceans. Groups consider concepts such as lift, drag, thrust, and buoyancy as they test their vehicles.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a graphic organizer to record all key vocabulary
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a solid understanding of Newton's Laws of Motion
  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for set up prior to the lesson
Pros
  • Lesson allows learners to come to their own conclusions with minimal guidance
  • Highlights key vocabulary throughout the lesson
Cons
  • None