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SCUBA - The Science behind Scuba Diving
Audience: Middle School

The SCUBA SeaTrek is a wonderful introduction to physical science that is relevant to underwater study and exploration.  Participants rotate between two stations with hands-on activities, demonstrations, equipment display, and a short video. 

Concepts covered in the SeaTrek include:

  • Boyle's Law
  • Compression of gases versus liquids
  • Effect of pressure and depth
  • Buoyancy and Archimedes principle
  • Heat transfer
  • Hypothermia
Marine Docent, Denny Chasteen and divers

Photo by Becky Irelan, N.H. Sea Grant

Diver during Ocean Discovery Day

Photo by Becky Irelan, N.H. Sea Grant