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Buoyancy / Frisbee Physics


Price: $29.95
Order Number: 711.0021
Format : DVD

This product includes a DVD, CD-ROM (contains additional student activities) and online access to a Teacher’s Guide. The CD-ROM includes a Spanish language soundtrack.

Buoyancy- Why do some things float while others sink? Physics expert Jack Netland demonstrates how an object needs to displace water in order to float. Host David Heil test his own buoyancy in a tank full of water. You students explore why some objects float while others sink, and what the shape of an object has to do with its buoyancy.

Concepts: Density, displacement, scale, structure.

Frisbee Physics- What keeps a frisbee in the air? Host David Heil discovers that the angle of attack and a frisbee's angular momentum are important to its flight. David and expert Jay Shelton watch some professional freestyle frisbee players do some awesome tricks. Students discover how the shape of a frisbee allows it to fly, and how spin affects stability.

Concepts: Aerodynamics, airfoils, stability, angular momentum, spinning.

Rights granted with the purchase of DVD include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

Click here for Teacher’s Guide

Ideal for Grades: 6 - 9
Duration: 30 minutes
Producer: Twin Cities Public Television
Series Order #711

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