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La force de l'eau

La force de l'eau

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Dans la collection Une minute de science svp!, La force de l'eau explique à l'aide d'archives, d'animation et d'une narration, le fonctionnement du principe d'Archimède, soit, pourquoi certaines choses flottent tandis que d'autres coulent.

  • director
    Claude Cloutier
  • animation
    Claude Cloutier
  • producer
    Thérèse Descary
  • delegate producer
    Marc Bertrand
  • script
    Claude Cloutier
    Sylvain Charbonneau
  • editing
    José Heppell
  • digital imaging
    René Fontaine
  • narration
    Benoit Rousseau
  • music
    Denis Larochelle


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Ages 10 to 11

Science - Earth Science and Geology

Teacher asks students to: - do a research project on Archimedes and his discovery of buoyancy; - read up on ballast and submersibles; - learn how scuba divers manage to stay near the sea floor; - observe how a ball of modeling clay sinks; mould it into a shape that ensures it will float; compete amongst teams to see who can float the most nickels on their clay vessel.

La force de l'eau
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