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Archimedes' Principle Buoyancy Lab Activity

Archimedes' Principle Buoyancy Lab Activity
Archimedes' Principle Buoyancy Lab Activity
Archimedes' Principle Buoyancy Lab Activity
Archimedes' Principle Buoyancy Lab Activity
Archimedes' Principle Buoyancy Lab Activity
Archimedes' Principle Buoyancy Lab Activity
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In this lab activity students will work to gain a greater understanding of Archimedes' principle while having fun. The lab is extremely quick and easy to set up for you as a teacher and can be completed in one class period depending upon class size and ability. Students use a piece of aluminum foil to build a boat to float as many washers (some other unit of mass would work in place of washers) as possible. I have attached a QR code at the top of the lab so that students can watch a short tutorial of Archimedes' principle/buoyancy before starting the lab.

Required Materials: Aluminum foil, washers (or some other equal units of mass for measuring purposes), triple beam balance/scale, tub full of water.

I also make a competition out of this each period to see which student's design can hold the most washers.

This is a great quick lab activity to follow up the presentation of Archimedes' principle and reach students who learn better by working on concepts with their hands.
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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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