Fluid Mechanics Teacher Resources

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The Physics of Fluid Mechanics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In this collection, Pascal’s law, Archimedes’ Principle, and Bernoulli’s Principle aid young engineers in understanding the physics of fluid mechanics. Armed with the knowledge of how forces are applied to fluids, scholars design...
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The Physics of Human Sperm vs. the Physics of the Sperm Whale

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is an unusual comparison: the swimming conditions of a sperm cell and a sperm whale. Introduce your physics class to the Reynolds number by sharing this video comparison during your fluid mechanics unit. Afterward, teach them to...
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Magnetic Fluids

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Teams work as material engineers to create ferrofluids, whose shape is influenced by magnetic fields. The activity, which is the fourth in the six-part series, has the teams create magnetic ink and use it to write, testing it with a...
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The Real Story Behind Archimedes' Eureka!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can a boat the size of a palace possibly float? Discover how a king and a famous Ancient Greek mathematician named Archimedes answered this question, and explore the history behind Archimedes' principle and how a law of physics that is...
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Archimedes' Principle, Pascal's Law and Bernoulli's Principle

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do Pascal's law, Archimedes' Principle, and Bernoulli's Principle have to do with fluid mechanics? The included PowerPoint presentation provides the basic definitions and equations associated with the three. A set of homework...
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Stress, Strain and Quicksand: Crash Course Engineering #12

For Students 9th - 12th
A video flows naturally into a lesson on fluid mechanics. Viewers of an engaging YouTube video learn about the interaction of forces involving fluids. The 12th installment of the Crash Course Engineering series covers stress and strain,...
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Magnetorheological Fluids

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students conduct a series of experiments on magnetorheological fluids. In this physics lesson, students explain how these fluids behave in varying magnetic field strength. They give practical applications of magnetorheological fluids.
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Differentiating Between Fluid Forces

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders participate in field tests and view a slide-show on how fluids apply force in different types of transportation.  In this fluid forces lesson students analyze images on a board then evaluate the activity occurring in that...
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Magnus Effect

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the Magnus effect and its history.  In this forces lesson students investigate the lift of a rotating cylinder.      
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Circulatory Systems

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Excellent diagrams, labels and summaries make this resource be valuable to your students throughout the topic of circulation. All types of circulation vessels are explained, their structure and function is detailed, and the overall...
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Transport in Plants

For Teachers 2nd - 11th
Quite a detailed and advanced look at the transport mechanisms of a plant. The absorption and control of sugar and water concentration are explained and will help an understanding of homeostasis concepts and organ specialization.
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Design and Test an Air Lift Siphon

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Build an air lift siphon using your mad physics skills! Learners first investigate the importance of circulating water in aquaponics systems. They then use density to their advantage as they engineer an air lift siphon
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Viscosity Is a Virtue

For Students 9th - 12th
Understanding viscosity is key to keeping your engine running smoothly. An experimental lesson measures the viscosity of different motor oils. Learners compare their results at different temperatures.
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Air and Water Pressure

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Learners examine buoyancy and fluid pressure. They conduct a series of fun experiments to discover the effects of pressure and explore how pressure differences can be used to float, lift, transport, or hold a material in place.
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Hot Air Balloon

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students view a video and discuss the mechanics of a hot air balloon. They, in groups, construct a functioning hot air balloon.
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The Urinary System

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know all of the blood in your body is filtered 60 times per day? A presentation discusses the five functions of the urinary system: regulating blood pressure, regulating plasma ion concentrates, stabilizing blood pH, conserving...
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Bicycle Design and Shock Absorption

For Students 8th - 10th
In this shock absorption worksheet, student read about bicycle design and how it effects shock absorption. They answer three critical thinking questions about bicycle design which make a bike ride smooth.
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Vector Voyage!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars use vector analysis to examine the concept of dead reckoning. They listen to a teacher-led lecture, complete a Vector Voyage Worksheet with the teacher, answer discussion questions, and use the Pythagorean Theorem for...
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Modern Physics

For Students 9th - 12th
In this physics worksheet, students tackle the hard questions about scientific theory and take a look at the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics.
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Water Exploration Station

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the characteristics of water. In this water exploration lesson, students participate in various learning centers to inquire how water drains and how to increase the flow of water. Students use estimation and measurement...