Science Demonstrations

Season 1 Episode 13

Archimedes' Principle

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Archimedes' Principle
When a body is submerged in a liquid, it buoys up with a force equal to the weight of the liquid displaced. Miller shows this with a very clever set up involving cylinders submerged in water. He also points out a little of Archimedes' finest achievements. His greatest? Finding the ratio of volumes between a sphere, a cone, and a cylinder of equal height.moreless

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