TEACHING ARCHIMEDES PRINCIPLE WITHOUT TEACHING VOLUME, DENSITY

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Have you ever tried teaching Archimedes Principle without first defining volume, density, mass and/or buoyancy?

If you would like to read about one teacher’s attempt to do this, click on the link below for a paper from the September Issue of TEACHING SCIENCE (the flagship journal of the Australian Science Teachers Association):
TS 63-3 article – Teaching Archimedes principle2