In this experiment, the buoyant force on a metal cylinder will be calculated and compared to the force due to excess pressure on the bottom of the cylinder. To calculate the buoyant force, the students will take the difference between the dry weight of the cylinder and the apparent weight of the cylinder. To obtain the apparent weight, the students will hang the cylinder from a scale into liquid. This reading will be the apparent weight.
|Balance, Scale, Digital 1500g||JE-105A-S123,123a, 130||1 per table|
|Balance, Scale, Dual Pan 210g||JE-105A-S123,S128,S131||1 per table|
|Bolt, Steel - 3 x 3/8||JE-105A-D59||1 per table|
|Calipers, Dial||JE-105A-D88||1 per table|
|Cans, Overflow||JE-105A-S34||1 per table|
|Clamp, Table||JE-105A-D60 / D61||1 per table|
|Eye Dropper (Pipet)||JE-105A-S80||1 per table|
|Graduated Cylinders (50mL)||JE-105A-S80||1 per table|
|Lab Jack||JE-105A-S38||1 per table|
|Clips, Paper (Large)||JE-105A-X29||1 per room|
|Clips, Paper (Small)||JE-105A-X29||1 per room|
|Rods, For Metal, Dual-Pan Balance||JE-105A-OrBinNearCabinet||1 per table|
|Density Sample, Lead Sinker||JE-105A-X32||1 per table|
|Stoppers, Rubber||JE-105A-D84,86||1 per table|
|String, Misc.||JE-105A-S70,D70,D71||1 per table|
|Tape, Masking||JE-105A-D63||1 per table|
|Balls, Assorted||MO-006A-DS9-415||1 per table|
|Density Sample, Metal Cylinder||JE-105A-D73-7||1 per table|
(1) Remove the large mounting rod from the tables and put them in the back room by the lab door. Replace them with the dual-pan balance metal rods. These rods must fit into the mounting hole on the backside of the balance. (2) Each dual pan balance must rest on top of the rods that clamp onto the table clamps. (3) One large paper clip must be hung on the lower rung of the tuning fork shaped rod under the left side of each dual pan balances. Make sure to calibrate the balance to zero with the paper clip. (4) Cut string to approximately 1 meter in length for each table. (5) Assorted masses for each table: golf ball, lead sinker, steel bolt, and black rubber stopper (without holes). (6) Obtain the steel bolts from location S79, bolts at that location are only used for this lab. (7) The lead sinker and the rubber stopper should fit inside the graduated cylinder. However, you should vary the size throughout the room. (8) Put out one box of each type of paper clip for the room.
There already should be a digital balance at each table. Make sure that the room has plenty of paper.
Don't forget to put out the large brown jug of alcohol. Also consult the Loyd manual procedure and supplies list for additional information.