Programs & Events

Family Science Investigation: Archimedes and the Principle of Buoyancy

This program is Full.
Program Number: 
431
Program Type: 
Family Program
Date: 
Sep. 18, 2013 | Wednesday, 10:00am
Multiple Times: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013; 10am-12pm
Requirements: 
Suggested minimum age 10 yrs (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult).
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab - 2nd Floor
Fee: 
$20 for parent/child pair and $10 for each additional child.

Experiment with density and buoyancy as we recreate some of the experiments the Greek scientist Archimedes performed thousands of years ago.  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.

Family Science Investigations programs offer families an opportunity to participate together in monthly science classes related to Museum research, including topics in ecology, paleontology, geology and biology. These classes are especially useful for homeschoolers looking for additional reinforcement to curriculum goals, or any family group that simply enjoys learning together!

Program Instructor: Bob Alderink and Colin Brammer, Coordinators for Natural World investigate Lab.

Registration information: Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.