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This simple, yet surprising physics demonstration challenges preconceptions about forces, and demonstrates the strength of atmospheric pressure.
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.
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.
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.
In this physics demonstration, learners will be surprised when a handkerchief holds water in an upside-down glass.
In this activity, learners observe what would happen to their bodies if they went to outer space without a space suit.
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.
In this activity, learners use simple items to construct a device for indicating air pressure changes.
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.
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.
In this activity, learners explore how pneumatics and hydraulics could be used to produce movement in a robotic arm.
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.
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.
In this sunny day experiment, learners measure and compare how quickly light and dark colored materials absorb heat.
Demonstrate the Bernoulli Principle using simple materials on a small or large scale.
In this kinesthetic activity that demonstrates pressure, learners act as air molecules in a "container" as defined by a rope.
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.
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.
In this quick and easy activity and/or demonstration, learners illustrate the effect of the weight of air over our heads.