Does it Float? An Inquiry-based Activity Investigating Buoyancy

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Subject:
Science and Technology, Physics, Education
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC), SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action, Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Level:
High School, Career / Technical
Language:
English
Material Type:
Activities and Labs, Assessments, Instructional Material, Lesson Plans
Media Format:
Text/HTML
Abstract:

This is an inquiry-based activity in which students will need to work together as a class to solve the following problem: they must construct a "boat" entirely out of modeling clay that is capable of supporting 150 grams of cargo without sinking.

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