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Activity

7.2 SciLinks Activity


BUOYANT FORCE
Go to www.scilinks.org. To find links related
to buoyant force, type in the keyword
HSM0202. Then, use the links to answer the
following questions about buoyant force.
1. What kind of buoyancy do submarines Topic: Buoyant Force
have when they are resting on the surface SciLinks code: HSM0202
of the ocean? How do submarines make
use of negative buoyancy?
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2. Explain how a cartesian diver works. How does this device make use of fluid
pressure?
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3. Explain how balloons and blimps are able to fly in oceans of air. How are
the gas laws involved in hot-air balloon flights?
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4. What important first in the history of ballooning took place during August of
1932? Describe the historical context for this event.
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