Build a Glider

Focus Question: How do you construct a glider that achieves neutral buoyancy in both fresh and salt water? Objectives: Students will: 1. Discuss content in relation to the need for neutral buoyancy for oceanic deployment of instrumentation such as a glider. 2. Design and construct a glider which is neutrally buoyant in fresh water. 3. Make necessary adjustments to enable the glider to remain neutrally buoyant in salt water 4. Understand some of the frustrations that research scientist face when testing their instruments.

Author
Karen Moyd
Organization Affiliation
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO)
Grade Level
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