Why do Icebergs Float?

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Title Why do Icebergs Float?
Description This science learning experiences, presented in a Readers Theater format, explores the concept of balanced and unbalanced forces using the Buoyancy simulation. Participants will read about icebergs, make observations of icebergs from a NOAA simulation, float their own "iceberg" and use the simulation to help them understand why some objects float and some objects sink. Readers Theater is used to increase the reading fluency, and thus comprehension, of young readers through a science story.
Subject Physics
Level K-5
Type Guided Activity, Homework, Lab, Other, Remote Learning
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords NGSS, Readers Theater, buoyancy, elementary school, forces, gravity, icebergs, third grade, unbalanced and balanced forces
Simulation(s) Buoyancy

Author(s) Christopher Shively and Liza Bair
School / Organization Buffalo State College, The State University of New York
Date submitted 5/21/20
Date updated 5/21/20