Get ready for an awesome journey back in time to meet a super creative scientist named Archimedes. He lived a really long time ago in ancient Greece and made an amazing discovery called the "Archimedes' Principle." This discovery helps us understand why things float or sink in water!

So grab your crayons or colouring pencils, and let's dive into the world of Archimedes and his fantastic discovery!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 7 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and writing pencils.

In this creative printable activity, elementary students will learn about Archimedes' Principle and how he discovered it while taking a bath, through a fun colouring activity.

  • Enhances Understanding: By presenting Archimedes' Principle in a fun creative activity, students can better understand the science behind why objects float or sink. Also, by associating scientific principles with enjoyable activities, students are more likely to remember what they have learned.
  • Promotes Critical Thinking: Encouraging students to delve deeply into the reasons behind everyday phenomena, such as why some objects float while others sink, can help nurture their problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Encourages Curiosity: Encouraging an interest in science and history by sharing the intriguing story of Archimedes' discovery in a way that is engaging and accessible, encouraging students to explore further and question the world around them.

Let's get creative!

Classroom Resources

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about Archimedes and his famous Archimedes' Principle. Here's a video about how Archimedes discovered his famous scientific principle:

Here's a video explaining how the Archimedes Principle helps us understand the how ships and submarines float:

Here's an alternative story behind the discovery of the Archimedes Principle:

  • Let's started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable activity pack consists of 2 creative printable worksheets. Here's what it consists of:

  • 1 Printable Creative Legends of STEM (Archimedes) Research sheet
  • 1 Printable Creative Discovery (Archimedes' Principle) Colouring sheet

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