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Article Title

Float, Sink, Think!

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The following is a typical question asked at the end of physics units dealing with buoyancy: "A barge loaded with scrap iron is in a canal lock. The captain orders his crew to dump all of the scrap iron overboard. What happens to the water level in the lock?" I have asked this type of question to both high school and college physics students. Of course, answers are given which predict an increased, a decreased , or an unchanged water level.

Publication Date

April 1978

Journal Title

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

40

Last Page

40

Copyright

© Copyright 1978 by the Iowa Academy of Science

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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