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Use a force sensor to explore the relationship between the volume of fluid displaced by a submerged object and the buoyant force experienced by that submerged object.
Students explore the relationship between the volume of fluid that a submerged object displaces and the buoyant force experienced by that submerged object. Through this process, students discover:
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
String ~ 25 cm
Cup or beaker to catch water from overflow can
Graduated cylinder ~ 25 mL
Objects to submerge
Small cup to add water to the overflow-can
Water ~ 500 mL
This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.