Also included in
- 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$19.99$26.88Save $6.89
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.
We open with variously configured brick stacks to differentiate between weight and pressure. Then it's off to high heels, snow shoes, ice rescues and quicksand. From there it's liquids and depths. We end with P = rho g d.
Student document (print-friendly Google Docs file on Google Drive)
Extensive instructional presentation (link embedded in answer key)