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Students will construct a graph that illustrates Archimedes' principle of buoyant force. Students will be able to understand that the buoyant force on an object is equal to the weight of the fluid it displaces. (MS 8th Science 8a, 8e, 8g)

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SuccessAshley McGheeamcghee@aberdeen.k12.ms.us8th Grade Science[pic]OBJECTIVES:Students will construct a graph that illustrates Archimedes' principle of buoyant force. Students will be able to understand that the buoyant force on an object is equal to the weight of the fluid it displaces. (MS 8th Science 8a, 8e, 8g)MATERIALS:For introduction: 1 ice cube, 1 glass of water (filled to the very top), bowl or other overflow container, graduated cylinder or other measuring deviceStudents will be in groups of 3-4 individuals. Each group should have each of the following: 2 Liter bottles (tops cut away)Various objects that sink (pad lock, stone, metal, etc.)Various objects that float (candle, Styrofoam, toys, etc.)Objects that sink, but float (fruits, lime, apples, etc.)Water balloons1/4 " plastic tubing, cut into 1 ft sectionsSpring scalesPhillips screwdriverStyrofoam cups

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