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Cartesian Diver Construction—Super Value Kit

By: Bob Becker, Kirkwood H.S., Kirkwood, MO

Item #: AP9082 

Price: $36.59

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Using the Cartesian Diver Construction Super Value Science Kit, students learn the relationship between pressure and air volume. Students construct Cartesian divers with simple supplies to visualize how air volume regulates buoyancy.

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Students learn the relationship between pressure and air volume and how air volume acts to regulate buoyancy by constructing Cartesian divers made of simple equipment and materials. Procedures for constructing 11 different types of Cartesian divers are provided.

Super Value Kit is complete with 100 pipets and hex nuts. Requires water and two-liter soda bottles. Includes Flinn Exclusive STEM Integration Guide!


Materials Included in Kit: 
Pipet, Beral-type, graduated, 1 mL, 100
Hex nuts, 100

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Planning and carrying out investigations
Developing and using models

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions
MS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
MS-PS3.C: Relationship between Energy and Forces
HS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter
Cause and effect
Systems and system models
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-PS2-2: Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object
MS-PS2-5: Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact
MS-PS3-1: Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object.
HS-PS2-1: Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.