Archimedes Teacher Resources
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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.
Archimedes' Principle of buoyancy
Learners 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.
9th - 12th Science
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.
7th - 10th Science
Computing Volume Progression 4
This resource was written for the younger math learner, but finding the volume of an irregular solid is also a problem for algebra and geometry young scholars. Based on Archimedes’ Principle, one can calculate the volume of a stone by immersing it in a rectangular tank of water and measuring its displacement.
6th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
Liquids are lovely, and this slide show pays them the honor due! It introduces physics participants to the behavior and characteristics of liquids, buoyant force, Archimedes' and Pascal's principles, and the amazing properties of water. Neatly organized information is supplemented with vibrant and enlightening graphics and photos.
9th - 12th Science
Maths is Good For You- Big Numbers- Volume and Number Investigation
In this math investigations activity, 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.
6th - 8th Math
Buoyancy-Why Things Float
In 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.
8th - 10th Science
Buoyancy - Archimedes Principle
Weight of displaced liquid equals the weight of a floating object. Archimedes' Principle is carefully demonstrated and explained in this science video. The quality is acceptable and the instruction sound. Not exciting, but it is a suitable resource for your physics learners to view.
8 mins 7th - 12th Science
Archimedes 287-212 BC
Ancient mathematician Archimedes had a few tricks up his sleeve, and in this ancient history reading selection, students discover his creative prowess. They determine why he is considered to be a genius and innovator of his time through interesting stories.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
What Floats Your Boat?
Students compare the amount of water displacement of a lump of clay versus various shapes of clay of the same mass. They design and build boats out of clay that will float in water. Then they refine their designs to carry as great a load of metal washers as possible.
7th - 9th Science
What Floats Your Boat?
This open-ended boat building exercise is meant to be part of a three-lesson series on ships. Links to the other two lessons are included. This particular part is mostly a group lab activity in which they build a boat, find its load line in both fresh and salt water, and measure the water displacement when filled to the load line.
4th - 6th Science
New Review Physics Skill and Practice Worksheets
Stop wasting energy searching for physics resources, this comprehensive collection of worksheets has you covered. Starting with introductions to the scientific method, dimensional analysis, and graphing data, these skills practice exercises go on to explore all of the key concepts in math and science that are covered in a high school physics class.
9th - Higher Ed Math CCSS: Adaptable