Cartesian Divers are a great hands-on way to discover density. This download contains 3 activities for exploring Cartesian Divers. Students can first explore open and sealed divers. Using the engineering design process in activity 2, students will create an original Cartesian Diver. Activity 3 lets students explore 3 divers made from easily found supplies. They make great station activities.
Teachers will like having the directions with activity pages. They will enjoy watching the student’s problem solve. Students will enjoy exploring divers and being creative.
Included in the 19 page PDF download
*3 Cartesian Diver activities
-Sealed and Unsealed Divers
-Using the Engineer Design Process to Create an Original
-Three Types of Divers to Explore (Includes an original diver I
designed. So simple and inexpensive)
Various supplies are needed:
1.5 ml pipettes or straws, glue gun, hex nuts, washers, 1 liter bottles, scissors, tall cups, rulers, water, odds and ends items for students to try, pen caps, 1 inch and 2 inch head fasteners
This is a wonderful STEM activity. It also goes well with the *Next Generation Science Standards: Engineering Practices. Not only can this be used in classrooms, but it would make a great activity for summer camps. Activities can be done together or separately.
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Yours in Science,
Exploring and Designing Cartesian Divers
by Kimberly Scott
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License