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This activity from the Exploratorium provides a classic science demonstration of the buoyancy of a Cartesian diver, named after scientist René Descartes.  A diver made from a condiment packet is made to float, sink, or hover in a soda bottle in response to pressure changes.  The site also provides an explanation of what happens, suggestions for extensions, and a connection to the buoyancy of ships. This activity is part of Exploratorium's Science Snacks series.
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Cartesian diver, buoyancy, density, pressure
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Metadata instance created June 12, 2006 by Ann Deml
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(Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2006), WWW Document, (http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/condiment-diver).
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Exploratorium: Condiment Diver, (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2006), <http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/condiment-diver>.
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Exploratorium: Condiment Diver. (2006). Retrieved December 14, 2017, from Exploratorium: http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/condiment-diver
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Exploratorium. Exploratorium: Condiment Diver. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 2006. http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/condiment-diver (accessed 14 December 2017).
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Exploratorium: Condiment Diver. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 2006. 14 Dec. 2017 <http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/condiment-diver>.
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