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This simple, yet surprising physics demonstration challenges preconceptions about forces, and demonstrates the strength of atmospheric pressure.

free Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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In this demonstration, learners observe the effects of density and pressure. A "diver" constructed out of a piece of straw and Blu-Tack will bob inside a bottle filled with water.

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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In this demonstration, learners observe the effects of air pressure. They will watch as marshmallows inside a bottle expand as a vacuum pump removes air from the bottle.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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In this simple demonstration, learners investigate the properties of air pressure. Learners place an index card on top of a glass full of water, then invert the glass.

free Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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In this physics demonstration, learners will be surprised when a handkerchief holds water in an upside-down glass.

free Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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In this activity, learners observe what would happen to their bodies if they went to outer space without a space suit.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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In this quick and easy activity and/or demonstration, learners use two empty 2-liter bottles and hot tap water to illustrate the effect of heat on pressure.

free Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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In this activity, learners use simple items to construct a device for indicating air pressure changes.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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Yes, you can weigh your car by figuring out your wheel's tire pressure combined with the "tire's footprint." You'll need someone with a car, driver's license, and safety in mind.

free Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity, learners make water rockets to explore Newton's Third Law of Motion. Learners make the rockets out of plastic bottles and use a bicycle pump to pump them with air.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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In this activity, learners explore how pneumatics and hydraulics could be used to produce movement in a robotic arm.

\$10 - \$20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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In this activity, learners create their own obstacle course based on Bernoulli's Principle and try to get a floating ball from the start of their course to the finish line.

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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In this engineering/design activity, learners make a kite, fly it, and then work to improve the design. Learners explore how their kite design variations affect flight.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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In this sunny day experiment, learners measure and compare how quickly light and dark colored materials absorb heat.

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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Demonstrate the Bernoulli Principle using simple materials on a small or large scale.

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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In this kinesthetic activity that demonstrates pressure, learners act as air molecules in a "container" as defined by a rope.

free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity, learners explore gravity and air pressure as they experiment with holding a glass full of water upside down, without spilling it, using a simple piece of cardstock.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity, learners build handheld rockets and launchers out of PVC pipes and plastic bottles. Use this activity to demonstrate acceleration, air pressure, and Newton's Laws of Motion.

Over \$20 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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In this quick and easy activity and/or demonstration, learners illustrate the effect of the weight of air over our heads.

free Ages 6 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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This lesson guide includes six simple and quick activities to help learners better understand Bernoulli's Principle.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes