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Discovering Buoyancy—Super Value Guided-Inquiry Kit

By: Michael Riley, Bidwell Jr. High School, Chico, CA

Item #: AP7627

Price: $68.85

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In the Discovering Buoyancy Guided-Inquiry Kit for physical science and physics, discover interesting facts about buoyant forces and volume displacement, just as Archimedes did in Ancient Greece.

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Don't just give your students the definition for the law of buoyancy—let them discover the concept for themselves! By making careful observations and measurements of objects submerged in water, students discover interesting facts about buoyant forces and volume displacement, just as Archimedes did in ancient Greece. Students collect data as they investigate the forces acting on vials of identical volumes filled with four different materials. Next they compare and analyze the results and construct an operational definition of Archimedes’ Principle. The lab may be set up as five activity stations that students may complete in any order. Includes reproducible student handouts and valuable Teacher Notes. Super Value Kit is complete for 10 student groups. Four 5-N spring scales are included. All materials are reusable!

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Iron filings, non-rusting, 500 g
Silicon dioxide, (sand), 200 g
Bbs, 1500
Coarse gravel, 200 g
Paper clip, jumbo, 2", 15
Snap-seal vials, 45 mL, pkg/10
Spring scale, 5 N, 4