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#### Lessons for Water Displacement

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• What Floats Your Boat? - … , they compare amount of water displaced by a lump of clay that sinks to the amount of water displaced by the same lump of clay when it is shaped so as to float. Determining the masses of the displaced water … the amount of water displaced by a lump of modeling clay when it is shaped so as to sink in water, and then … the amount of water displaced by the same canoe would increase or decrease if the canoe tipped over, filled with water, and sank …
• Buoyant Boats - … or partial design Engineers must determine the total amount of water displaced when designing boats. They must also consider this when designing … gallons of water. Sea water, however, is more dense; a gallon of sea water weighs 8.2 pounds, so the sea water displaced by an … be displaced by an empty canoe weighing 120 pounds. Assume the canoe is afloat. Also, ask if the amount of water displaced by the same canoe would increase or decrease if the canoe tipped over, filled with water, and sank …
• Displacement - … measure the amount of water displaced. Any object that floats should be held below the water level, until the (displaced) water empties into the graduated … record the amount of water displaced. Next, hold an inverted styrofoam cup submerged under water and record the amount of water displaced. Once again, students should notice that the cup displaces more water than its weight …
• What Floats Your Boat? - … going to displace some water". Ask students to predict what will happen to the water level. After receiving an answer of "the water level … include: The weight of the water causes objects to be buoyant, The weight of the water displaced by the floating object is equal … out in a graduated cylinder the amount of water displaced by object #1. Pour the water into the beaker and find its weight … repeat for each object. 10) Find the weight of the water displaced by subtracting the weight of the beaker from each of …