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The Force of Water

The Force of Water

| 1 min

A clip in the Science Please! collection, The Force of Water uses archival footage, animated illustration and amusing narration to explain the Archimedes principle, of why some things float and others sink.

  • director
    Claude Cloutier
  • animation
    Claude Cloutier
  • producer
    Thérèse Descary
  • associate producer
    Marc Bertrand
  • script
    Claude Cloutier
    Sylvain Charbonneau
  • editing
    José Heppell
  • narrator
    Rick Jones
  • music
    Denis Larochelle
  • sound
    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.

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