Cartesian Divers

by: Donna Governor and Denise Webb

The guiding question for this activity is,“How does a Cartesian diver work?” In this activity, students make Cartesian divers and are challenged to make the bubble the right size in the pipette for the diver to work. A detailed science behind the activity is provided. Students will also learn about air pressure, compress, and buoyancy. Before beginning this activity, we recommend you read Chapters 9 and 12 which are in this book selection. Chapter 9 is an overview of the section and introduces the format used to present ideas for Family Science Night activities. Chapter 12 features activities that we believe to be advanced level. A materials list, references, safety notes, standards, and teacher background information are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index.


Elementary SchoolMiddle SchoolHigh School

Grade Levels

Elementary High School Middle School


STEM Three-Dimensional Learning


Type Book ChapterPub Date 2/11/2019Pages 34

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