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, read 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

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TS 63-3 article – Teaching Archimedes principle2