Table of Contents

1. The Sinking of the Titanic

2. Buoyancy (Glogster)

3. Archimedes' Principle

4. Density (Voki)

The Sinking of the Titanic
Did you ever hear the tragedy of the Titanic? Do you know what the Titanic is? Well, the Titanic was the largest ship afloat in 1912. This ship had the most technology existent at that time. After a few days in the ocean, the ship hit against an iceberg causing it to start sinking. The hole in the Titanic was forcing the water through it. After three hours the Titanic snapped in two because of the force of the water. The Titanic eventually sank.(Jones)

Buoyancy (Glogster)

Archimedes’ Principle
Do you know where this principle got its name? Well, Archimedes was a mathematician of ancient Greece("Archimedes' principle" 128) ; he was the man who discovered the bond between the object that displaces the weight of a fluid and the buoyancy force acting upon it. As you all may well know, wherever an object is placed it will take up space/volume. A submerged object will take up space of the volume of fluid equal to its own volume. A partly submerged object, however, displaces a volume of fluid equal to its volume of its submerged portion only. The weight of an object can be anything, but the larger object has more buoyant force than the smaller object. The displaced object will always be equal to the buoyant force and when the buoyant force increase so does the displaced fluid. If the buoyant force is acting on the ship is equal to the weight of the ship then it will remain floating on the surface. (Jones)

Density ( Voki)

Density= Mass

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