What Is Buoyancy? - Explanation & Equation


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Why do objects feel a buoyant force? (Why is it possible for objects to float or rise in water?)

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1. What is the buoyant force?

2. What is Archimedes' Principle in words?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can expect to be tested on concepts dealing with things like the reason for buoyant force, Archimedes' Principle, and buoyancy's calculation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practices will ask you about:

  • Why objects feel the buoyant force
  • The definition of a buoyant force
  • What Archimedes' Principle is
  • The formula for buoyant force

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the calculation of buoyancy force
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Archimedes' Principle and buoyancy force
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems using the appropriate formula

Additional Learning

Find out what else you can learn about buoyancy by watching our lesson, What Is Buoyancy? -Explanation & Equation. This lesson will provide information about:

  • Examples of buoyancy
  • The application of Archimedes' Principle
  • Fluid pressure
  • Density