Space & Weather – Neutral Buoyancy Bottles

Space & Weather – Neutral Buoyancy Bottles

As astronauts-in-training, today students are going to be challenged to help objects achieve the state of neutral buoyancy by studying the property of density so as to better understand what causes things to sink or float in a particular environment. First students tested different materials in water and observed which objects had a density less than or greater than the water. Then they attempted to make things that once floated now sink, and objects that once sunk now float. Using all of this information the students made neutral buoyancy bottles that they could take home! 

Ask your camper: What does neutral buoyancy mean? What does it look like?

Aurora Program Pictures

 

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O’Fallon Program Pictures

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