The Buoyancy Concept Builder probes the difference between solids, liquids, and gases and the reasons for why some samples of matter flow. The Concept Builder consists of 33 total questions organized into 9 different Question Groups and spread across three Activities. In the first activity, Paragraph Completion, learners must use words from a word bank to accurately complete a paragraph with 8 missing words (or phrases). In the second activity, Buoyant Force, learners are must use a diagram displaying a fully submerged rock in water to relate several different quantities (e.g., actual weight, apparent weight, buoyant force, and the amount of water that is displaced). In the third activity, Which One Doesn't Belong?, learners are presented with four statements and must identify the one statement that is not consistent with the other three. Question-specific help is provided for each of the 9 situations. Use of this Concept Builder with our Task Tracker system allows teachers to track student progress.

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Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder.

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Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.