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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.
In this problem solving learning exercise, 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.
Young scholars 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.
Students examine the relationship between density and buoyancy.  In this physics lesson students use Archimedes' Principle to complete calculations on buoyancy and a lab activity.
Eighth graders investigate the formula for density that Archimedes discovered. They work in centers to use an internet simulation program, make graphs, perform a mini-lab, solve a mini-mystery, and use the TI-34. They summarize the concepts about density, write questions they have about density and write one sentence about how mass and volume are related to density.
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.
Students use the Archimedes method to demonstrate scientific principles behind observations.
For this math investigations worksheet, middle schoolers 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.
In this buoyancy worksheet, learners 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.
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.
In this buoyancy worksheet, students read about why objects float or sink. Students apply the Archimedes' Principle in a buoyancy lab. Students complete 1 graphic organizer.
Students observe fluid motion. In this Physics lesson, students explore the principles of Pascal, Archimedes, and Bernoulli. Students list their experiences with fluid movement.
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.
Students investigate buoyancy. In this buoyancy lesson, students apply the Archimedes Principle of Buoyancy to the experiment conducted in class to determine how battleships float.
Students 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.
Students observe a demonstration of Pascal's Law, Boyle's Law, and 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 learning exercise. 
Climb into Archimedes' treehouse and explore a variety of manipulative-based math activities. A great resource for developing fundamental number sense and basic math skills in young learners.
In this Archimedes worksheet, students complete and respond to 4 different problems related to different triangles. First, they find the midpoint of each side of a given triangle. Then, students connect the midpoints with the opposite vertex or angle of the triangle. They also identify and name the balance point and cut out the triangle.
Eighth graders explore how Archimedes was able to determine real gold from fake gold by using random jewelry. In this Physical Science lesson plan, 8th graders begin with an Archimedes activity. Students will be given a choice of several activities that reinforce the concept of density, mass and volume.

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