Physics 2-15-12 Archimedes’ Princple, Pt. 2

PHYSICS: So you’re on the lake fishing, when all of a sudden you think you see a snake jump into the boat with you. When you abandon ship and jump headfirst into the water, does the water level in the lake rise, fall, or stay the say? And why? Great topic for discussion! πŸ™‚ Here are the notes on the rest of Archimedes’ Principle. And if you want the solution to the problem at the end, a short, short video clip with just that is right below.

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Physics 2-13-12 Archimedes’ Princple

PHYSICS: So when you were floating in the pool this summer, did you realize all that about buoyant forces acting on you? πŸ™‚ Here’s the lecture from Monday – an intro to Archimedes’ Principle. Great topic for investigation! Speaking of….just in case you didn’t make it home with the homework for Tuesday night, here’s a copy of the Buoyancy 1 – thLab that is due (on a separate sheet of paper) Wednesday. Don’t forget that you can use any kind of plastic bowl or cup that is small enough to fit inside another bowl that you can measure volume in. Buoyancy 1 – thLab

Good luck finishing up your cars tonight! Be careful if you plan on painting them – paint can act to glue the parts together! And don’t forget to bring a schematic and explanation of how your car works.

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