All About Air

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In this activity, learners with explore the gases present in air. They will then build their own wind cannons and challenge family and friends to a friendly competition. Activity includes instructions and a video.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • plastic or paper cup
  • scissors
  • balloon
  • rubber band and/or tape
  • markers or crayons


  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces

Informal Categories

  • Games
  • Toys


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  • Free access


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  • COSI Connects


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