Archimedes' Principle of Buoyancy

Contributor: Rebecca Highland. Lesson ID: 10383

Eureka! Make your own discoveries as you learn about Archimedes' principle of buoyancy and how it is displayed in many experiences in everyday life!



learning style
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Eureka! I found it!

  • How do that phrase and above picture relate?

Eureka is a word used to celebrate an invention or discovery.

Archimedes — a Greek scientist, mathematician, inventor, engineer, and physicist — coined this word.

  • Are you ready to explore how the principle of buoyancy works?

First, watch the video below to learn more about how eureka and the picture of the flotation device are related.

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Then, read all about Buoyancy and see some examples.

Answer these questions in your own words.

  • What is the principle of buoyancy?
  • How does buoyancy work?

Continue on to the Got It? section to create your own example of buoyancy!

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