Scuba Training

How does a scuba diver control whether they sink or float? Scholars observe the relationship between absolute pressure and depth below the surface in an undersea simulation. They control the diver size and depth to center of mass to see how one affects the other.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a scuba trainer to speak with the class about the pressure and experience of scuba diving
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a free CK-12 account to access the interactive
  • Assumes prior knowledge of absolute pressure
Pros

  • Shows free body diagrams
  • Simulation includes challenge questions in addition to the worksheet questions
Cons

  • None
Common Core