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Springboard - Answers
A classroom discussion to introduce the concept of pressure as distinct fom weight. Variation of pressure with depth is discussed. Absolute pressure and guage pressure are illustrated
Pressure - Answers
A cognitive inquiry/reinforcement sequence to galvanize student understanding of the variables that determine the pressure in a fluid.
||Buoyancy Basics Springboard
Buoyant force is tied to fluid displacement. Floating is introduced.
Overflow - Answers
Cognitive inquiry/reinforcement sequence involving to the relationship between buoyancy and the weight of a displaced fluid.
||Eureka, I Have Found
It! Springboard - Answers
Determination of object density by way of fluid displacement and buoyant force.
||Rolling on a River
(Floating) - Answers
An exercise in buoyant force and fluid displacement.
Development of the principle of continuity in a fliud flow.
||Fun With the Eye Wash Springboard - Answers
Classroom discussion / lab activity requiring knowledge of fluid flow and kinematics!
||Bernoulli Springboard -
Classroom discussion for the slow, step by step development of the Bernoulli equaltion.
||Torricelli Springboard - Answers
Leaky bucket exercise.
Using PhET's "Density" sim to investigate the basics of flotation.
Using PhET's "Buoyancy" sim to investigate more advanced concepts in flotation.
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