Eureka, I Have Found It! [Springboard]

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7th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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  1. When the College Board added fluids to the AP Physics B exam, I felt like I needed to create a new unit from whole cloth. This bundle includes most of what I subsequently produced over the years.We begin with pressure and its idiosyncrasies, addressed in a springboard (guided classroom discussion) a
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This is part of the classroom curriculum I developed for use with my high school physics students.


The instructor guides students through this activity via classroom discussion. The activity is a springboard for that discussion. This is not intended as a homework or independent activity.


A number puzzle sequence retracing Archimedes' solution for determining the density of a metal crown. The trick is that the volume on irregularly shaped crown cannot be easily calculated with geometry, and melting it down is not an option.


Student document (print-friendly Google Docs file on Google Drive)

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