18.0     Archimedes' Law

Linear Functions, Algebra, and Table of Values

Students will either use data provided (see video) or collect their own data on the apparent change in the weight of an object submerged in water. The line of best fit provides the density of water in grams per cubic centimeter. The concept may be further explored in a problem that requires the student to find the depth to which a wooden ball will be submerged. 

18.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)

Module 18 zipped file includes the following files:

18.1     Student Worksheet
18.2     Teacher Notes
18.3     Excel

18.4     TI-Nspire™ Student

18.4     TI-Nspire™ Teacher

18.5     Pictures

18.5 zipped file with the Video--Data Collection (wmv format 38 MB zipped)




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