Birdbath Buoyancy

Learn how astronauts train for space using the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL). Test different materials for buoyancy.

Design a spacesuit that allows the astronaut to be neutrally buoyant. Here are the supplies you will need:

  • 2-4 Large plastic containers (30 quart size)
  • Markers
  • Water
  • Stopwatch
  • Styrofoam cups
  • 2-4 Pennies
  • Painters tape
  • Toy figure/object to represent your astronaut