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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

Photo of Denny Chasteen, UNH Marine Docent, in Devil's Den Spring, FL