This activity provided several opportunities for increasing our vocabulary!
We not only learned about what pressure and compressed gas are, but applied our understanding of these words by “swimming” beneath the ocean waves.
Scuba diving is not only a fun recreational sport, but a science that integrates physics, chemistry, physiology, and oceanography.
As they placed their heads below the water’s surface, your budding divers learned about differences in air density.
As they examined an array of creatures in their inspection jars, they applied their knowledge of measurement and observation.
Lastly, as we explored the differences in the habitats our ocean friends enjoy, we learned that all creatures live and feed at different depths, so creating an ocean floor of many levels aided our understanding of this multi-dimensional concept.