|The Stone Boat Mystery|
In this activity students design and execute an experiment through which they will learn the distinctions between density, buoyancy, and volume. Students are asked to imagine a staysail schooner loaded with mid-ocean ridge basalt as it floats in a swimming pool in Woods Hole. They must determine what will happen to the water level if all the basalt is dumped over the side into the pool. Posing an intriguing problem of this type can help students learn the abstract concepts involved.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-585
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