Archimedes Principle, Buoyancy and Flotation
Archimedes Principle, Buoyancy and Flotation
This Exploriments app for verifying Archimedes Principle provides a very comprehensive, interactive and visual environment for exploring concepts such as volume displacement, buoyant force, appar ent weight and flotation, which form the basis of the Archimedes Principle. The app allows you to choose between solids of varying densities, shapes and structure (hollow or solid) as well as customizable fluid density.


Description:

This Exploriments app for verifying Archimedes Principle provides a very comprehensive, interactive and visual environment for exploring concepts such as volume displacement, buoyant force, apparent weight and flotation, which form the basis of the Archimedes Principle. The app allows you to choose between solids of varying densities, shapes and structure (hollow or solid) as well as customizable fluid density.

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Activities:

Volume Displacement

--- Verify that a solid body displaces a volume of liquid equal to the volume of the immersed part of the body
--- Try out a variety of scenarios with Cubes and Spheres of varying sizes and densities and liquids of different densities


Buoyant Force
--- Explore the concept of a buoyant force and how it is exerted by a liquid on a solid body being immersed in it
--- Try out a variety of scenarios with Cubes and Spheres of varying sizes and densities and liquids of different densities


Verifying Archimedes Principle
--- Interactively verify the basis of Archimedes Principle
--- Try out a variety of scenarios with Cubes and Spheres of varying sizes and densities and liquids of different densities


Flotation and Buoyancy
--- Explore characteristics of floating bodies and attributes that determine whether a solid will float in the given liquid or not
--- Try out with solid and hollow objects of varying sizes and densities and liquids of different densities


Additional Features:

--- A set of cubes and sphere with ability to change the size
--- Hollow cubes and spheres with a selection of wall thickness
--- Solids of different materials (densities) and also a solid with customizable density to try out
--- Ability to change the density of the liquid for exploring unusual scenarios
--- Ability to explore a range of scenarios on floating and sinking, with various combinations of solids and liquids