Floating & Sinking

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Objects made of different materials

Types of Materials

Descriptions and properties of common materials such as wood, metal, glass, plastics, ceramics and paper.
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Types of Materials

Paddleboat on the Fraser River, BC

How can we make a paddle boat?

Make and test a model paddle boat and learn about potential and kinetic energy.
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How can we make a paddle boat?

How do scuba divers sink?

How do scuba divers sink?

It’s not easy to dive deep underwater. How do divers get down deep? Learn how scuba divers manipulate density to move up and down in this hands on activity.
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How do scuba divers sink?

How much of an iceberg is on top of water?

How much of an iceberg is on top of water?

In this hands on activity find out just how much of an iceberg is below the surface. It might surprise you!
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How much of an iceberg is on top of water?

What causes ocean currents?

What causes ocean currents?

Create a model of ocean currents and learn how currents are formed.
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What causes ocean currents?

How can I make an egg float?

How can I make an egg float?

In this challenge activity find out if you can get an egg to float. Learn how the density of matter affects the buoyancy of objects.
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How can I make an egg float?

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Is it possible to change water into cola?

Explore the concept of displacement of fluids in this hands on activity.
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Is it possible to change water into cola?

Sunken boat

Design & Build a Floating Device

Students work collaboratively to design and build a floating device.
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Design & Build a Floating Device