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Boats Afloat - Bouyancy (25 Students)

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Bouyancy Science Lesson

Sink or Float?

Students explore the principle of buoyancy.  When a solid object is dropped into a liquid it displaces the liquid.  If the density of an object is less than the density of the liquid, the object will float. Density is the measure of the objects mass relative to its volume.  A block of steel is more dense than water, but if the amount of space, or volume of the steel can be increased to include air, steel can be made to float.  Humans are made mostly of water and contain air and can float due to their density being slightly less than water.

In the "Boats Afloat" activity, students will:

  • Learn about different variables that effect a vessel's ability to float
  • Create their own vessel to make an object float
  • Understand why changing the shape of an object can help make it float
  • Predict objects that will float and those that will sink

Students have fun with aluminum foil and marbles learning about different variables that effects a vessel’s ability to float.  This physical science activity encourages students to use trial and error to reach conclusions.  Each student receives their own materials to construct a vessel and test the vessel in their own container. Students are given instructions to make several different vessels to investigate their bouyancy.  Students are challenged to create vessels that will float while holding several dense objecs.  

The Teacher's Guide provides background information, instructions and procedures to lead the Buoyancy Lesson.

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Each Classroom Kit comes with a Teacher's Guide, Student Worksheets and a 25 sets of lab materials for each activity. The Teacher's guides are written in such a way that any instructor, if the lesson plans are followed, is able to teach every lesson on a professional level. 25 copies of the student lesson plans are conveniently provided for each student activity. The kits are designed so that an educator opens the box and can begin teaching.

The Classroom Kits are packaged so that each student receives their own materials to perform the activity's investigation. The lab materials are separated, for each student, to minimize preparation time in the classroom. All kits include the necessary materials to perform the activity. No outside materials (with the exception of water in some activities) are required. The kits even include common classroom materials if the activity requires them such as crayons, pencils, or tape.

The Homeschool Kits contain a teacher manual, student activity worksheets, and lab activities packaged for one student.

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Bouyancy Science Lesson

Sink or Float?

Students explore the principle of buoyancy.  When a solid object is dropped into a liquid it displaces the liquid.  If the density of an object is less than the density of the liquid, the object will float. Density is the measure of the objects mass relative to its volume.  A block of steel is more dense than water, but if the amount of space, or volume of the steel can be increased to include air, steel can be made to float.  Humans are made mostly of water and contain air and can float due to their density being slightly less than water.

In the "Boats Afloat" activity, students will:

  • Learn about different variables that effect a vessel's ability to float
  • Create their own vessel to make an object float
  • Understand why changing the shape of an object can help make it float
  • Predict objects that will float and those that will sink

Students have fun with aluminum foil and marbles learning about different variables that effects a vessel’s ability to float.  This physical science activity encourages students to use trial and error to reach conclusions.  Each student receives their own materials to construct a vessel and test the vessel in their own container. Students are given instructions to make several different vessels to investigate their bouyancy.  Students are challenged to create vessels that will float while holding several dense objecs.  

The Teacher's Guide provides background information, instructions and procedures to lead the Buoyancy Lesson.

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