High School / Physics

Archimedes' Principle

In this lab, students will use force sensors to explore the relationship between the volume of fluid displaced by a submerged object and the buoyant force experienced by that submerged object.


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Overflow Can

Overflow Can

Provides direct volume measurements for materials that displace the liquid for buoyancy experiments.

Force Acceleration Sensor

Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor

The Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor simultaneously measures force, acceleration, and rotational velocity without the inconvenience of wires.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #06

Physics Through Inquiry

Archimedes' Principle