Diving bear--Cartesian diver and submarine-like behavior /// Homemade Science with Bruce Yeany
The diving bear is a simple and fun experiment that is easy to build and use. It's behavior is similar to a cartesian diver and the sinking or floating of a submarine. It can help demonstrate concepts such as buoyancy (Archimede's principle), Pascal's principle, and ballast.
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Homemade science is a collection of classroom tested ideas, suggestions, projects, and experiments that I have used in teaching physical science for the Annville-Cleona school district in central Pennsylvania. I am currently in my 38th year of teaching. My intention is to share these ideas with other teachers or anyone who has an interest in science. I have found that designing and building my own equipment has taught me more than any course that I have ever taken. I hope that you consider making or trying these experiements for yourself.