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Build & Maneuver a Submarine

Lesson Plan

OBJECTIVE: Students learn the basic of principle of buoyancy and how submarines use it to dive and ascend in water.

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MATERIALS:

  • Build a Submarine activity sheet
  • empty 16 or 20 oz. plastic soda bottle with hole in cap (the hole should be big enough to pass a flexible straw through)
  • three wide rubber bands
  • 24 pennies
  • aluminum foil
  • adhesive tape
  • flexible straw
  • large tub of water

PROCEDURE: See activity sheet

Published: Wed Apr 24 14:54:16 EDT 2019