This unit provides students with the opportunity to observe the phenomena of buoyancy. Students will engage in inquiry about why some things sink and some things float. Students will explore properties of materials. Students will plan and construct their own floating containers from clay and compare it to containers already constructed. Students will experiment with their boats and the concept of displacement. Students will also measure the buoyant force in water using fishing bobbers and a rubber band scale that they construct out of K’nex. The science skills emphasized in Buoyancy are collecting data, manipulating, observing, and predicting.
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More About CABOCES
Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area.
The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments.
BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany
Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept.
80 N Fourth St, Third Floor
Allegany, NY 14706
Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621