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Navy Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps

In NJROTC, students study the nautical science concepts of buoyancy and displacement, part of the US Navy NJROTC.

The above photo was taken during a practical lab session supporting classroom instruction. Cadets use clay and form it into shapes that will float. They take into account the mass and displacement of the object. Through experimentation and observation, the students adjust mass, displacement, or both to achieve success. Success is defined as a clay boat that floats, which is not as easy to do as one may think.

This project was a cross-curricular collaboration with the core school subjects of science (physics, Newton's Third Law specifically, working closely with Ms. Vanegas) and math (the area and volume of rectangles or squares).

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