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Cartesian Diver Design Challenge—Guided-Inquiry Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7926

Price: $105.70

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In the Cartesian Diver Design Challenge and Guided-Inquiry Kit for physical science and physics, investigate open and closed divers and determine what makes a diver work. Includes three challenges.

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Students will dive right in to this fun guided-inquiry kit! In this activity, students explore the world of Cartesian divers by investigating open and closed divers and determining what makes a diver work. After testing a basic diver, students are challenged to create divers that retrieve, descend in a particular order, and even spin! This STEM activity helps students practice critical thinking and incorporates engineering design. Choose one challenge or do all three! Connect engineering design to density, Boyle’s law, and pressure. Enough materials are included for each group to design and test ten Cartesian divers. Reproducible student handouts and valuable Teacher Notes complete the kit. Complete for 30 students working in pairs.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Ceramic ring magnet small, 35
Dishes, weighing, 1.5 g, 3½" x 3½" x 1", 50
Drop-lok cap, 28 mm, PP, green, 3
Forceps, stainless steel, 10"
Hex nuts, 200
Insulated wire, tinned copper, red, 22-gauge, 20 feet
Paper clip, jumbo, 2", 100
Pipet, Beral-type, graduated, 1 mL, 200
Soda bottle, plastic, 1 L, 3