Going Fishing

Why do some things float and others sink? A creative simulation allows learners to adjust mass and volume of an object to affect its buoyancy in water. A graph records the effect of each manipulation.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a laboratory handout for pupils to record their data and discoveries
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects an understanding of density and buoyancy
  • Must create a free account with CK-12 to utilize the interactive
Pros

  • Provides questions for pupils to consider after manipulating the simulation
  • Includes further examples to reinforce the concept
Cons

  • Does not include a lesson guide or outline