Website Detail Page

published by the Exploratorium
This Exploratorium Science Snack contains an activity utilizing a Cartesian diver, a tube that barely floats when placed in water.  The diver is made from a condiment packet and placed in a squeezable plastic bottle where it will float or sink according to changes in pressure.  You'll find an explanation of what happens in terms of fluids and mechanics, lists materials needed, and offers assembly instructions.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Dynamics of Fluids
- Middle School
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- text/html
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2006 Exploratorium
Has a copyright or other licensing restriction.
Keywords: Cartesian diver, bouyancy, floating and sinking, pressure
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 13, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Aug 02, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
August 4, 2006
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
(Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2006), WWW Document, (
Condiment Diver (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2006), <>.
APA Format
Condiment Diver. (2006, August 4). Retrieved May 22, 2024, from Exploratorium:
Chicago Format
Exploratorium. Condiment Diver. San Francisco: Exploratorium, August 4, 2006. (accessed 22 May 2024).
MLA Format
Condiment Diver. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 2006. 4 Aug. 2006. 22 May 2024 <>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Title = {Condiment Diver}, Publisher = {Exploratorium}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {22 May 2024}, Month = {August 4, 2006}, Year = {2006} }
Refer Export Format

%T Condiment Diver %D August 4, 2006 %I Exploratorium %C San Francisco %U %O text/html

EndNote Export Format

%0 Electronic Source %D August 4, 2006 %T Condiment Diver %I Exploratorium %V 2024 %N 22 May 2024 %8 August 4, 2006 %9 text/html %U

Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Have experience with this material? Login to leave a comment sharing your experience.

Know of a related resource? Login to relate this resource to other material across the web.

Know of a better resource? Suggest it!

See a problem with this material's physics or description? Contact us!