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Buoyancy

TermDefinition
capacity the amount of fluid an object can hold
graduated cylinder a tool used to measure liquid in ml
milliliters the measurement used to find capacity of boats
negative buoyancy when the force of an object is greater then the buoyant force. It sinks.
positive buoyance When the force of the object is less than the buoyant force. It floats.
buoyancy the upward force that keeps things afloat
syringe a tool to help collect fluids to measure capacity
neutral buoyancy when the object and buoyant force are equal
Archimedes a mathematician who help discover the idea of displacement and buoyant force
displacement when water is moved out of the way by an object that is placed into the water
variable the one thing you can change in an experiment that may or may not affect the outcome
controlled experiment the first experiment you do where variables are controlled. All other experiments are compared to this experiment.
variables in the boat experiment penny placement, wetness of pennies, sogginess of the boat, force used to put pennies in, waves in the water like bumping desk, hot or cold water, amount of water in the basin,
Created by: ckasper
 

 



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