The Book of Phyz - AP Physics
FLUIDS

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GUIDES
1 FaSTudy: Fluids
A quick reference of quantities, equations, and relevant information from the text.



JOBS
1 Pressure Springboard at Teachers Pay Teachers
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
2
Liquid Pressure at Teachers Pay Teachers
A cognitive inquiry/reinforcement sequence to galvanize student understanding of the variables that determine the pressure in a fluid.
3
Buoyancy Springboard at Teachers Pay Teachers
Buoyant force is tied to fluid displacement. Floating is introduced.
4
Buoyancy Overflow at Teachers Pay Teachers
Cognitive inquiry/reinforcement sequence involving to the relationship between buoyancy and the weight of a displaced fluid.
5
Eureka, I Have Found It! Springboard at Teachers pay Teachers
Determination of object density by way of fluid displacement and buoyant force.
6
Rolling on a River (Floating) at Teachers Pay Teachers
An exercise in buoyant force and fluid displacement.
7
Continuity Springboard at Teachers Pay Teachers
Development of the principle of continuity in a fluid flow.
8
Fun with the Eye Wash Springboard at Teachers Pay Teachers
Classroom discussion / lab activity requiring knowledge of fluid flow and kinematics!
9
Bernoulli Equation Springboard at Teachers Pay Teachers
Classroom discussion for the slow, step by step development of the Bernoulli equaltion.
10
Torricelli Fountain Springboard at Teachers Pay Teachers
Leaky bucket exercise.


  LABS
1
Pool Cubes: Density at Teachers Pay Teachers
Using PhET's "Density" sim to investigate the basics of flotation.
2
Pool Cubes: Buoyancy coming soon to Teachers Pay Teachers
Using PhET's "Buoyancy" sim to investigate more advanced concepts in flotation.


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