Grand Award

Third Place

Kitchen Physics: Exploring the Boundaries of Archimedes Principle in Addressing Common Buoyancy Problems in Engineering

Physics and Astronomy
Sebastian Cooksey Tyler Cisek

Brett Batty

This project investigates the laws of buoyancy - specifically Archimedes Principle - to understand how properties of objects and fluids can be controlled in engineering cases. We were familiar with the behavior of fluids from other STEM projects, but had no knowledge of how buoyancy worked so we wanted to explore. We learned that it is possible to control where an object floats in a solution by controlling the densities of the object and the fluid using Archimedes Principle. Our project is important because it helps us understand how to use buoyancy in other engineering projects and in solving scientific problems.

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