1.2 Ship Science

The R/V Polar Duke is essential to both science and survival at Palmer Station. But there's more to any ship than meets the eye. These two Activities allow students to conduct hands-on experiments exploring the basic principles of why ships float, and to build simple models which show how special tools on deck, using levers and pulleys, allow researchers and crew to handle heavy equipment and sample water layers deep in the ocean, as students will see during Program 1.


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