Archimedes Teacher Resources

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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.
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 instructional activity, 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.
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.
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.
Students use the Archimedes method to demonstrate scientific principles behind observations.
In 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.
In this buoyancy activity, 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.
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.
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.
In this buoyancy learning exercise, students read about why objects float or sink. Students apply the Archimedes' Principle in a buoyancy lab. Students complete 1 graphic organizer.
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.
Students build a boat out of cardboard and tape. They apply Archimedes' Principle to their design.
Students observe fluid motion. In this Physics lesson, students explore the principles of Pascal, Archimedes, and Bernoulli. Students list their experiences with fluid movement.
Learners 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.
Pupils investigate buoyancy, displacement and density.  In this flotation instructional activity students study the Archimedes' Principle, analyze data and draw conclusions. 
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.
Students illustrate Archimedes' Principle of Buoyant Force. For this graphing lesson, students will observe that the buoyant force on an object is equal to the weight of the fluid it displaces. Students will then create a graph showing this principle.
Students observe a science experiment. In this science lesson, students watch and record a demonstration on Pascal's Law, Boyle's Law, and Archimedes' Principle.

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