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It is suggested that this activity be conducted in association with the experiments "Formation of Icebergs" and "Buoyancy of Icebergs". We believe the best sequence would be placing this activity between the two experiments.

However, it can also stand alone as an independent activity. You will only need a computer or smartphone to use the "Iceberger" tool, through which you can draw icebergs and observe how their behavior in water is related to their physical properties, such as density, but also to the geometry of their shape, which changes as they melt. This is why icebergs often tip over. The concrete image of icebergs is associated with the metaphor: "the tip of the iceberg." Is this metaphor really accurate? This activity allows verification and reflection on this. At the end, larger-sized photographs are presented that can be projected in the classroom.


Flavia Sant'Anna Rios, Sandra Freiberger Affonso.



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Check that icebergs can have different shapes, what proportion of an iceberg is submerged and submerged and how they behave in water depending on their shape, contradicting some common sense information.


computer or smartphone

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