Type:

Other

Description:

This activity has students create a Cartesian diver, which will act in some ways like a submarine. Students will adjust the amount of air and water in an inverted test tube (the "diver") so that it at first barely floats in a water-filled bottle. Then, they will squeeze the closed bottle to create higher water pressure, causing the diver to sink. Releasing the bottle allows the diver to float again. Written instructions, a list of materials, and illustrations are included.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Space Science,Oceanography,Astronomy,Hydrology,NSDL,Chemistry,Density,Science,Salinity,Physics,Pressure,High School,Physical oceanography,Earth science,Physical sciences,NSDL_SetSpec_2802835,Buoyancy,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20070206162147507T,Space sciences,Geoscience,Cartesian diver

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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