Learners work in pairs to design, construct, and test a device that ...
Learners work in pairs to design, construct, and test a device that exhibits positive, neutral, and negative buoyancy. They test a number of different objects in water to see if they sink or float. Then they experiment with different configurations of modeling clay and aluminum foil, and attempt to construct an object with neutral buoyancy - which neither sinks nor floats but sits in the middle of the water. Learners begin this activity by listening/reading chapter 18 from "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl. The lesson plan includes handouts, background information, and suggested extension activities.
This course will thoroughly educate the successful student with the knowledge and ...
This course will thoroughly educate the successful student with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a certified beginning SCUBA diver. The prerequisite for the course is passing the MIT SCUBA swim test and demonstrating a "comfort level" in the water. At the end of the class, students will attempt to pass the certification exam to become certified divers. The class is taught in two parts each week: a classroom session and a pool session. The classroom sessions along with the reading material will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to pass the written exam. At the pool, the water skills are taught in progressions that build on the previous skills, making the difficult skills seem easy.