Buoyancy and Density

Students will work on projects to learn about the principles of Buoyancy and Density and understand why things float. Density is an important property in many materials engineering applications and Buoyancy is a basic principle that all kids should understand. They will learn about Archimedes' Principle and Buoyancy by participating in hands-on activities that demonstrate that even though a material is denser (heavier) than water it stills floats. Students will compete to determine who can create floating objects that support the most weight from different materials. The day will end with each student designing and building their own boat and testing it competitively in small shallow STEM NOLA made ponds.