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Clay Float: Exploring Archimedes' Principle
Use this resource to discuss the Archimedes Principle and buoyancy in your classroom. Learners use modeling clay to make, test, and record water data and analyze this principle. They come up with ideas to make the ball of clay float, and then discuss why some techniques worked and some did not.
Fun With Archimedes
In this problem solving worksheet, students read descriptive clues about math and fill in the letters to match the clues, observe the numbers under the letters, and use the numbers to fill in the numbered spaces to write the quote by Archimedes. Students write 66 letters.
Archimedes' Principle of buoyancy
Students use the internet to research Archimedes' principle of buoyancy. In groups, they summarize the principle and share it with the class. They also participate in experiments in which they test the principle and share their results with the class.
Learners examine the relationship between density and buoyancy. In this physics lesson students use Archimedes' Principle to complete calculations on buoyancy and a lab activity.
More Than Meets the Eye
Students use the Archimedes method to demonstrate scientific principles behind observations.
Maths is Good For You- Big Numbers- Volume and Number Investigation
For this math investigations worksheet, students read a page that includes the history of Archimedes. They find out what Googol and Googolplex are before completing a 10 step investigation into large numbers. They estimate the number of sweets it would take to fill their classroom and carry out an investigation by making a square box net to simulate the room.
Buoyancy-Why Things Float
For this buoyancy worksheet, students read about the principles behind objects floating including density, buoyancy and Archimedes' Principle. Students complete a buoyancy lab where they use a balloon and water and a film canister and pennies to simulate Archimedes' principle behind objects floating. They record their data in a table and answer 1 general question about the lab.
Density-Qualitative and Quantitative
Students investigate density using film canisters filled with different density materials and larger objects of varying density. In this density lesson plan, students discuss the concept of density and rank film containers from dense to least dense. They also arrange the larger objects in decreasing order of density. Students measure density by measuring mass and volume of each object. Students find volumes of objects using Archimedes method and by calculating volumes using formulas.
Why Cheerios Don't Sink
Students investigate Archimedes' Principle and show how it relates to density. In this Archimedes' Principle lesson plan, students experiment with a beaker of water, a Styrofoam "boat" and a weight. They predict what will happen when the weight is taken out of the beaker of water and placed on the boat. They collect the amount of water displaced by the weight on the boat and compare it to the mass of the weight outside of the water.
What Floats Your Boat?
Students explore the principles of buoyancy and Archimedes' Principle and design their own flotation device. They compare the dimensions of a model to the real object to determine scale and analyze the models to suggest improvements.
Cardboard Boat Challenge
Students build a boat out of cardboard and tape. They apply Archimedes' Principle to their design.
Applied Science - Physics Pre-Lab
Students observe fluid motion. In this Physics lesson, students explore the principles of Pascal, Archimedes, and Bernoulli. Students list their experiences with fluid movement.
In this algebra worksheet, 10th graders analyze the 14 pieces of Archimedes' Puzzle containing different sizes and shapes. They rearrange the pieces to form other shapes. There is an answer key with this puzzle.
In this Archimedes' principle instructional activity, students answer 13 questions about the concepts of Archimedes' principle such as water displacement, buoyancy and force. The answer questions from a lab they did in class to simulate Archimedes' principle and they answer 7 review questions about acids and bases.
Students duplicate the method that Archimedes used to estimate the value of pi. They complete a data table and find the approximate values of pi for three sets of polygons.
Float Your Boat
Learners investigate buoyancy, displacement and density. In this flotation lesson plan students study the Archimedes' Principle, analyze data and draw conclusions.
How Does the USS Alabama Float?
Students investigate buoyancy. In this buoyancy lesson plan, students apply the Archimedes Principle of Buoyancy to the experiment conducted in class to determine how battleships float.
WS 1.7 Density /Archimedes Principle
Archimedes' principle is practiced as chemistry learners practice computing the density of different gases, liquids, and solids. Using a chart of standard densities, they also identify unknown materials by similar calculations. Fifteen problems to solve make this a perfect practice worksheet.
Pupils construct a graph that illustrates Archimedes' principle of buoyant force. They identify that the buoyant force on an object is equal to the weight of the fluid it displaces.
Learners observe a demonstration of Pascal's Law, Boyle's Law, and Archimedes' Principle.