Unit 8 – Fluid Mechanics

Why do planes fly? Why do things float? How does water get to my faucet? …and what does this all have to do with the forgery of an ancient golden crown? The mechanics of fluids explains all!

“Eureka!” In the first century BC Archimedes used fluid mechanics to prove that the golden crown of the King of Syracuse was not pure gold. (I’d hate to have been the crown maker when Archimedes made his discovery!) 

RESOURCES FOR THIS UNIT

Full teacher notes available by request via email to Michelle.Burgess@avonlakecityschools.org
from an official educational institution email address.

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