Buoyancy

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Kaitlyn Hall

Kaitlyn Hall

Job Title
Naval Architect
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Kaitlyn Hall

Marty Robitaille pilotant un aéroglisseur

Marty Robitaille

Job Title
Hovercraft Captain
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Marty Robitaille

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?

Cartoon woman on a surfboard

The Physics of Surfing

Learn about the history of surfboards, and how different materials and designs over the years affected the physics at work in surfing.
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The Physics of Surfing

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?

Why do raisins dance in soda pop?

Why do raisins dance in soda pop?

Let them bop ‘til they drop! What causes these raisins to reach new heights in this hands on activity?
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Why do raisins dance in soda pop?

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?

The planet Mars

What is your weight on another planet?

Do you weigh the same on Jupiter as you do on Earth? Learn to calculate your weight on a different planet.
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What is your weight on another planet?

is-it-possible-to-change-water-into-cola

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?

A variety of lava lamps

Lava Lamps

Lava lamps are very interesting to look at. But they are also interesting examples of buoyancy, heat transfer and solubility!
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Lava Lamps

How can I engineer a raft so that it holds the most weight?

How can I engineer a raft so that it holds the most weight?

Explore the forces of gravity and buoyancy while designing a raft to hold the most weight possible.
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How can I engineer a raft so that it holds the most weight?

Container ship in St. John’s harbor, Newfoundland, Canada

Why do Ships Float?

Have you ever been on a ship and wondered how you’re staying afloat? The answer is buoyancy!
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Why do Ships Float?