Education

Properties of Matter: Buoyancy and Density

Location: 
Nature Research Center
Dates Available: 
October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014
Times Available: 
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10am & 11 am
Type of School: 
Home School,
Private,
Public
Grade Level: 
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade
Class Size: 
minimum 8, maximum 30
Month: 
January,
February,
March,
April,
May,
October,
November,
December
Requirements: 
Must register for program at least six weeks in advance of your group's visit.
Fee: 
$50 per program

Delve into the properties of matter by doing experiments with density, buoyancy, mass and density.  Based on experiments by the ancient Greek scientist Archimedes, we will learn how objects heavier than water, like a cruise ship, (or you) can float in water.  Using precision scales and other lab equipment we will measure displacement, create a density column and learn how heat and cold affect the buoyancy of liquids and gases.   This program is 50 mins. This program will be held in the Natural World Investigate Lab.

Science Curriculum Correlation(s): 6.P.2, 6.P.3

Scheduling information: Scheduling for the 2014–2015 school year begins Wednesday, August 13, 2014. You must register for programs at least six weeks in advance of your group's visit. To schedule this program, contact the Debbie Huston, Scheduling Coordinator at 919.707.9840 or submit an online Scheduling Request Form (available 8/13/14).
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