Reflection: Modeling Archimedes' Principle - Section 1: Warm-Up


When I first started using this type of activity, I used to have students work on both the group visual and individual written component in the same 20 minute period using the time in any configuration that they liked, but it became chaotic when group members could not agree to stop working on their visuals and move toward finishing their individual components. With this in mind, I split the written and visual components of this lesson into two different portions of the lesson with clearer transitions.

  Setting the Stage
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Modeling Archimedes' Principle

Unit 1: Building Your Base
Lesson 5 of 12

Objective: Students will be able to build a model to investigate Archimedes’ principle.

Big Idea: Archimedes' principle is a conceptual model of fluid mechanics which connects forces to engineering design.

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Science, Physical Science, buoyancy, physics, distance, displacement, Archimedes' Principle
  80 minutes
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