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 …
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  • 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 …
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  • 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 …
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  • 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 …
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  • Ships 2: What Floats Your Boat? - … that water displacement is measured in the weight of water displaced rather than the volume of water displaced. In this case, 1 milliliter of fresh water = 1 gram of water Therefore, you can measure your water displacement in grams. If students are curious about how the water displacement of …
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  • Determining Densities - … that have simple geometric shapes, while the second uses the water displacement method to determine the volumes of irregularly-shaped objects. After … minutes, perhaps). If they can't come up with the water-displacement method on their own, ask them to imagine filling a … available to students so that they can devise their own water-displacement methods to determine the volumes of the oddly-shaped objects …
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  • The Incredible Denseness of Being (includes BLM Voluminous Information) - … new volume of water. Subtract the original volume of water from the new volume of water. This is the volume of water displaced (moved) by your object. Block Length Width Height Volume of Block New Volume of Water Amount of Water Displaced Part 3 …
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  • High or Low? - … of water displaced. Heavier boats need to displace more water to stay afloat (they ride lower). Boats with wide hulls float high in the water … than fresh water, so it pushes harder against objects floating in it. To float in salty water, objects need to displace less water than they do in fresh water. This is a difficult concept …
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  • Earthquakes and Tsunamis: The Thunder From Down Under - … travels at speeds of about 90mph, tsunamis are caused by water displacement, travel faster, and have longer wavelengths. Q: How are tsunamis … the sea, the water above the deformed area is displaced from its equilibrium position. Waves are formed as the displaced water mass, which acts … , water and saran rap. Procedure: Use the hole at the bottom to push on and displace the water. Point out how the water is …
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  • Buoyancy - … beaker and the water. What is the mass of the beaker and the water? What is the mass of the water displaced? Step 11 Calculate the weight in newtons of the water displaced. Record your … . Science - Buoyant Force 2. Math - Calculating the weight of the water displaced. Possible Extensions: 1. Students could try the experiment with other …
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