Student Internet Resources - Buoyant Force, Density, Floating and Sinking


Submarines: How They Work - Archimedes' Principle
A good explanation of buoyancy with a diagram and explanation how it applies to a log, a ship, and a submarine.

How Stuff Works: Why can boats of steel float on water when a bar of steel sinks?
The answer to this question is provided with information on Archimedes' principle, density, pressure, and a diagram.

Boat Safe Kids
How does a heavy boat float? This page provides information on Archimedes' Principle and the center of gravity.

NOVA Online Buoyancy Basics
An animated demonstration of buoyancy.

Family Fun: Making Boats Float
A brief description of floatation and making a clay boat.