What Floats Your Boat?
Students are introduced to the concept of buoyancy. The Video used in this lesson demonstrates and explains the characteristics of objects that sink and float. It presents the concepts of displacement, weight, and buoyancy.
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New Review Will It Sink or Will It Float?
Giant boats float while blueberries sink, but why? Scholars learn the importance of density in this lesson plan. They work together to map their ideas, learn more about the topic, and adjust their knowledge maps. Then they complete a...
8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Density: Sink and Float for Solids
Steal cubes sink, but steal ships float. Lesson explores the density of solids as well as the density of water in determining what will sink and what will float. A hands-on group activity helps pupils see that weight and volume are two...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
What Are Those Floaty Things in Your Eye?
Ever find yourself looking at a clear blue sky and notice something that seems to be floating across your eye? Well, you're not alone. Watch this short video to find out exactly what causes this and other common visual phenomenon.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable