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The Big Climate Change Experiment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Big Climate Change Experiment begins with young scientists gaining background knowledge by watching news clips a video and examining cartoons. Next, learners view videos of witnesses who describe how climate change affects their...
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Weather and Atmosphere

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Weather engineers have come a long way in designing technology that provides advanced warnings of severe weather. Six lessons and six activities make up a collection of resources that teach middle schoolers about weather and weather...
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Mission to Mars

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Martians beware! Earthlings are on the way! A 13-resource collection prepares future astronauts for space travel by studying interesting facts about the Red Planet, the history of Martian exploration, and the development of robotics....
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Up, Up and Away! - Airplanes

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Oh, if only Sir Isaac and Bernoulli could see us now. Even Orville and Wilbur would be amazed by what engineers have designed using their ideas. Next generation engineers put these principles to use as they use what they learn about...
5:09
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How Ingenious Animals Have Engineered Air Conditioning

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Humans aren't the only species to build structures with air conditioning—we weren't even the first! The video explains how a variety of species that live under and above ground design their structures to allow for air circulation. It...
3:33
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Football Physics: The "Impossible" Free Kick

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Given a particular direction and velocity, what force can make a ball swerve into a goal? This visually engaging video illustrates the physics that occur when a ball rotates on its axis while moving in a particular direction, also known...
Lesson Planet

Predicting Whether the Weather is Good for the Garden

For Teachers 4th Standards
Can your class predict the weather? Show them how they can come close with a lesson about creating weather instruments, including weather vanes, barometers, wind socks, anemometers, and thermometers. Kids research weather patterns and...
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Tired Weight

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Take your class out to visit your automobile and use the tires to compute the weight of the vehicle. This is done by measuring the surface of the tire meeting the ground and the air pressure. This is a fun lesson in the relationship...
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Balancing Ball

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Demonstrate lift to the class that is studying aerodynamics. In the stream of air produced by a blow dryer, little physicists place a wad of tissue paper and a spherical figure to compare. Or, if you have a vacuum cleaner and beach ball,...
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Study Jams! Air Pressure & Wind

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Blow your class away with a gust of humor as they watch this video about air pressure and wind. Along the way, they find that the density of air (as determined by temperature, altitude, and water vapor content) leads to air pressure...
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Floating Balls & Flying Toilet Paper

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A blow dryer and ping pong balls are all you need to demonstrate the amazing properties of air flow. In this demonstration, Spangler has a little boy as his assistant. Together, they make ping pong balls, a beach ball, and a roll of...
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CD Hovercraft

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Make a hovercraft out of a compact disc, a balloon, and a few other materials. This is an activity that every physical science learner in your class can make if they bring a sports drink pop-top bottle to class. It will help them...
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Floating Balls & Flying Toilet Paper

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A blow dryer and ping pong balls are all you need to demonstrate the amazing properties of air flow. In this demonstration, Spangler has a three year old boy as his assistant. Together, they make ping pong balls, a beach ball, and a roll...
0:57
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Film Canister Explosion

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is an outstanding experiment for young scientists! Film canisters (remember those?) are filled with water, and an Alka Seltzer tablet is dropped in. Explosions occur very quickly! The challenge for youngsters is to find out what the...
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CD Hovercraft

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Make a hovercraft out of a compact disc, a balloon, and a few other materials. This is an activity that every physical science learner in your class can make if they bring a sports drink pop-top bottle to class. It will help them...
5:57
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Air Pressure Experiment

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Did you know that there are many air pressure experiment that you can do in your very own home? Dr. Carlson demonstrates a few, and then explains the cause of air pressure at an atomic level. Rather than show this video in class, have...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Throughout this earth science exam, high-school geologists complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions about the solar system, atmosphere, and earth system. This is an amazing test, as are all of the exams developed...
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Gases

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Another A+ physics presentation, this one on gases, is brought to you by the Nevada Joint Union High School District. Cohesive, compact, and even cute, this collection of slides leads viewers through an exploration of the properties and...
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Atmospheric Pressure

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Push the envelope with this lesson on atmospheric pressure! Your physics or geology juniors will be amazed at your super-human ability as you demonstrate the breaking of a stick using a newspaper! They also work with peers to construct a...
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Barometer and Boiling Points

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Diagrams bring barometers to light in this PowerPoint. Several slides explain the structure and function of this apparatus. The relationship of air pressure to the processes of evaporation and boiling are also explained. This would be an...
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Air Pressure

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Stay calm under the pressure. Learners participate in four activities that demonstrate aspects of air pressure. Two activities allow pupils to experience atmospheric pressure and its ability to provide a push. The other two demonstrate...
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The Big Climate Change Experiment Lesson 4: Weather Versus Climate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Decide whether to learn about weather. An illuminating lesson has scholars first watch video clips and discuss the difference between weather and climate. Using their newfound knowledge, they create analogies to illustrate this...
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Utah Open Textbook: 6th Grade Science

For Students 6th Standards
There are many interactions among living things and their surroundings. Scholars learn about Earth, the moon, and the sun and how they relate to the solar system by completing a reading. They also investigate basics of physical science...
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The Dynamic Earth

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why is Earth so diverse? What makes it habitable for so many forms of life? An informative PowerPoint explains the important characteristics of Earth from geological history and atmospheric layers all the way to how and why weather...
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2015 AP® Physics 2: Algebra-Based Free-Response Questions

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
As one of the few AP tests that count for second year college course credit, the AP Physics 2 exam requires a higher level of knowledge than most. Help young scientists study for their upcoming AP Physics 2 exams with previous...
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Epic Slow-Mo Drum Implosions!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Slow motion effects add a dramatic influence to a lesson on atmospheric pressure. A video presentation explores characteristics of atmospheric pressure through experimentation. A large imploding drum demonstrates the effects of air...
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Global Winds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Blow budding scientists away with a lesson that'll put wind in their sails! Scholars study the pattern of global winds using an interactive from PBS' Weather and Climate series. Detailed simulations help viewers study upper-level winds...
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Seasonal Science: Hurricane

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Winter, spring, summer, fall, and hurricanes? With the help of a video that is part of a larger Seasonal Science series, learn why hurricanes have a season all their own. Viewers integrate knowledge of the causes of hurricanes, factors...
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May the Force Be With You: Lift

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Get the class up and going with a lesson that discusses how airplane wings provide lift. Pupils use their knowledge of Bernoulli's Principle to develop an explanation of how it creates lift on airplane wings.
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Fun with Bernoulli

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Reduce the pressure in the classroom. The second instructional activity in an Airplanes unit of 22 introduces the class to Bernoulli's Principle. Pupils demonstrate the principle by blowing between different objects causing a reduction...
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Air Pressure

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Investigate what is pushing on us. An intriguing lesson has pupils calculate the amount of force on various squares due to air pressure. Using the data, individuals create a graph in the third lesson of the Up, Up and Away unit...
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Can You Take the Pressure?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Do not let the pressure get to you. The first lesson in a unit of 22 introduces the concept of air pressure. Using background knowledge, the resource gives teachers the information they need to discuss how people measure air pressure and...
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Pilot a Balloon

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Balloons will go where you want them to. Young pilots first add paper clips to a balloon to make it neutrally buoyant. They then use cardboard to steer the balloon in different directions, taking air pressure into account.
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Can You Solve the Magnet Riddle?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Riddle me this! Science sleuths attempt to solve two seemingly simple scenarios with a video from the Physics Girl playlist. The narrator challenges the CEO of YouTube to a battle of wits with a bottle with a tissue, as well as two...
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Can You Drink Through a 30 Foot Straw?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Drinking straws are a pretty simple device ... or, are they? Explore the possibility of sipping a beverage 30 feet away with an engaging activity that's sure to keep pupils guessing. Just place a long piece of plastic tubing in a glass,...
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Pressure: How Does a Straw Work?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A straw is a simple thing ... with a much more complex explanation. Discover the molecular interactions that create pressure through a video from JFR Science. The resource demonstrates pressure in a variety of ways, then explains how and...
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World's Longest Vertical Straw

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the longest usable drinking straw? An informative video sets out to answer just this question. It explores the variables related to pressure in the process. To mix things up, the video contains a bit of science and fun in a...
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Why Are Plane Windows Round?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Don't let learning about airplanes be a drag. An instructional video explains how advances in technology led to planes that can fly higher, resulting in less drag, less fuel, and the need for a pressurized cabin. It also explains why...
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Why Do My Ears Pop?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Mysterious, annoying popping sound explained? Your class will be all ears! Learners discover the mechanism of ear popping with part 134 of a 143-part series. The host illustrates the parts of the ear, how they work together with the...
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Identical Snowflakes? Scientist Ruins Winter For Everyone

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can snowflakes be identical? Under perfect conditions, these perfect, unique crystals can have a twin. Explore snowflakes in the great indoors of a laboratory experiment to see how carefully regulated conditions have busted the myth of...
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How Physics Saved Two Million Premature Babies

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Physics ... saving lives, one equation at a time! Learners discover the sad truth about premature babies and respiratory distress syndrome, which claimed millions of lives before scientists could understand its cause. Physics, and the...
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Fire Syringe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Compressing air quickly causes extreme increases in temperature. A video lesson demonstrates this principle through the use of a fire syringe. The instructor uses a plunger to increase the pressure in the syringe, which ignites a piece...
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Become a Weather Wizard

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Accurate weather forecasting is something we take for granted today, making it easy to forget how complex it can be to predict the weather. Learn more about the terms and symbols used to forecast the weather with an earth science lesson...
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What is Up Th-air? — Atmosphere

For Teachers 7th Standards
Air, air, everywhere, but what's in it, and what makes Earth's air so unique and special? Journey through the layers above us to uncover our atmosphere's composition and how it works to make life possible below. Pupils conduct research...
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Tire Pressure

For Students 9th - 12th
Learners use an interactive simulation to explore the connection between force and air pressure. They adjust the mass of a vehicle and air pressure in its tires and predict the result. As the vehicle's mass increases, the tire pressure...
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Weather and Climate

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
It's hot today, but is that the weather or the climate? This colorful presentation isolates both concepts to allow for better understanding by covering the positioning of the planet, making comparisons of land versus water, and looking...
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Pneumatic Tubes: Transportation of the Past... And Future?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is the future of transportation taken from an idea in the past? Explore the invention and development of pneumatic tubes with a video that details why pneumatic tubes were popular and why they fell out of mainstream use. The video also...
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Deflate-gate

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does temperature affect the air pressure of a football? Young mathematicians look at the readings from a pressure gauge and determine if the balls are within regulation or are under inflated.
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STEM Activities for Middle School Students

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use STEM activities within the class to provide connections to concepts. The resource includes activities that range from working with buoyancy to building rockets and launching them. Other activities involve the engineering design...
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Weather Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Weather, weather, everywhere! Using a weather log, pairs or groups of learners measure and record different weather data points over a specific amount of time. The template is clean and easy to use, making weather both fun and simple for...
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Building a Barometer

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Forget your local meteorologist — build your own barometer and keep track of the weather with an activity that provides directions to build a barometer out of a narrow necked bottle, a glass, and some water. Using their barometer, teams...
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Air Under Pressure

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to air masses and how they affect the weather with a lesson that focuses on the differences between high and low air pressure systems. The class explores actual weather data using archived weather data.
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Six Minutes of Terror

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Help your class understand the design challenges when trying to land a remote spacecraft on a planet. Class members examine the provided information to understand how each component of a spacecraft is designed in order to safely land a...
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NAO Research Report

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The North Atlantic Oscillation affects the weather, climate, environment, and economies of parts of North America and Europe. But what is it? Using a research report, high school learners make either a PowerPoint presentation or...
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Stormy Skies

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young meteorologists examine the four main types of weather fronts and how they appear on a weather map. Participants learn about the difference between the types of weather fronts along with their distinguishing features. A...
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Why Does the Wind Blow?

For Students 6th - 12th
When you tell people you know why the wind blows, it won't be a bunch of hot air. In the video from PBS Digital Studios, viewers learn how wind is a consequence of differences in air pressure. Along the way, the video covers the Coriolis...
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Forces in Fluids

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Buoyancy is the fine line between a ship and a submarine. The presentation covers fluid pressure, air pressure, Pascal's Principle, elevation, Archimedes Principle, buoyancy, and Bernoulli's Principle.
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Real Gases

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Ideal Gas Law isn't always ideal. Learn about situations where gases behave differently and calculate those changes by using van der Waals' equation.
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Atmosphere

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Earth's atmosphere is full of different energies, from thermal to wind to electromagnetic radiation. Through the presentation, class members discover these energies and how they determine weather patterns.
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Tired Weight

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
You don't need a scale to determine weight. This activity provides a way to use the concepts of air pressure and surface area to determine the weight of a vehicle by calculating the amount of weight each tire supports.
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3...2...1...Puff!

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Which will make it fly better? Individuals build paper rockets with fins that are launched using straws. After determining an average flight distance, they make adjustments, such as size and location of fins, and try again. A second...
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Fun with Air-Powered Pneumatics

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How high did the ball go? Engineering teams build a working pneumatic system that launches a ball into the air. The teams vary the amount of pressure and determine the accompanying height of the ball. An extension of building a device to...
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Physics, Technology and Engineering in Automobile Racing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Start your engines! This five-lesson unit introduces physics and Newton's laws through automobile racing. Each lesson includes background information, a student worksheet, and an answer key. There are also culminating project...
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Fluid Power Basics

For Teachers 7th - 9th
What can bulldozers and screen doors have in common? Use this lesson on fluid power to find out. It begins with some simple teacher demonstrations, includes a couple of videos, and culminates with an inquiry-based activity to investigate...
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The Atmosphere: the Ocean of Air above Us

For Students 5th Standards
Like a breath of fresh air, a good reading comprehension activity can be refreshing. Learn about Earth's atmosphere with a short passage about the different layers and gases in the atmosphere, and about the implications of air pollution....
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Current Events

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What is an air current, and what does it have to do with the sun? This is the focus of a video that explains how air currents are driven by the sun's energy to high and low pressure areas.
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Up, Up and Away

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What is wind, and what does it have to do with the sun's energy? Wind is part of Earth's atmosphere; however, the geosphere and hydrosphere work together to create it. This is the focus of a video that explains how temperatures...
4:03
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The Effects of Underwater Pressure on the Body

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Exactly what causes the the pain you feel when diving to the deep end of a pool? Find out with this short video that explores the physical laws governing the behavior of gases and the ways they affect marine life and scuba divers that...
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Rates Median and Mean

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Practice mean, median, mode, and rates with a packet of educational worksheets. Kids learn about rates on nutrition labels, unit pricing, and air pressure using a barometer in a variety of different methods and activities.
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The Sonic Boom Problem

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Sound waves travel pretty quickly, but humans can travel faster. Follow along with this short animated video as it investigates the physics behind the breaking of the sound barrier and the sonic booms that are created as a result.
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Blow the Roof Off!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Blow the minds of young scientists with this collection of inquiry-based investigations. Based on a series of eight videos, these "hands-on, minds-on" science lessons engage young learners in exploring a wide range of topics from making...
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Weather Watch Activity Guide: Groundhog Day

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Exactly what do groundhogs know about weather? Not as much as your science students will after completing these lessons and activities that cover everything from the earth's rotation and the creation of shadows, to cloud...
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The History of the Barometer (and How It Works)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What started out as a simple experiment about vacuums, turned into one of the most useful tools for predicting weather. Learn about the circumstances surrounding the invention of the barometer and the scientific principals that it...
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How Do Tornadoes Form?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Take your students on a storm chasing adventure from the safety of the classroom with this short video on tornadoes. From powerful thunderstorms to swirling twisters, this resource explains the necessary conditions and process involved...
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How Heavy Is Air?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
It's amazing how easy it is to forget that every second of our lives we are being pushed on by an uncountable number air molecules. Explore with your class the concept of air pressure and how it affects our bodies, the earth's weather,...
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Understanding Weather

For Teachers 5th - 7th
A succinct set of slides covers the main points for your weather unit. From the factors that contribute to conditions, to fronts and extreme occurrences, to the different types of clouds, numerous facts are listed in bullets. The only...
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Bernoulli Levitator

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Two versions of this activity are presented for you to choose from when teaching about Bernoulli's principle in your physical science class. One is a hands-on activity, while the other would be best used as a demonstration during...
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Barometer in a Bottle

For Students 5th - 8th
Put some pressure on your class to construct bottle barometers. Using a jar, a balloon, and a straw, they can make an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure. Consider having your class do this at home. You may need to provide the...
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Twistin’ Tornado

For Students 1st - 7th
Using two 2-liter bottles, create the classic tornado tube. Once constructed, water swirling as it moves from one bottle to the other, forms a vortex due to the difference in pressure. You could either make one of these to keep in the...
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Ultimate Table Trick Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 10th
There's a lot going on here: air pressure changes, inertia, and chemical reactions. All of this occurs in 60 seconds time! As an end of the year physical science assessment, consider showing this video clip and then having learners write...
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Straw Through Potato

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Push a straw through a potato using air pressure. This is a good for modeling how air pressure works.
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Heavy Newspaper

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here is an unforgettable demonstration of the power of air! Because the column of air is about 250 miles or 400 km tall, its weight on a sheet of newspaper is enough to hold a stick in place as you smack the other end to break it....
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Egg in the Bottle

For Teachers 5th - 12th
A teenaged Jack Spangler demonstrates how reducing air pressure in a bottle can pull a boiled egg inside. Then dad does a similar demonstration using liquid nitrogen to reduce the air pressure. Even though the result is the same, the...
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Ultimate Table Trick Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 10th
There's a lot going on here: air pressure changes, inertia, and chemical reactions. All of this occurs in 60 seconds time! As an end of the year physical science assessment, consider showing this video clip and then having learners write...
0:47
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Straw Through Potato

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Push a straw through a potato using air pressure. This is a good for modeling how air pressure works.
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Heavy Newspaper

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here is an unforgettable demonstration of the power of air! Because the column of air is about 250 miles or 400 km tall, its weight on a sheet of newspaper is enough to hold a stick in place as you smack the other end to break it....
3:11
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Egg in the Bottle

For Teachers 5th - 12th
A teenaged Jack Spangler demonstrates how reducing air pressure in a bottle can pull a boiled egg inside. Then dad does a similar demonstration using liquid nitrogen to reduce the air pressure. Even though the result is the same, the...
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Altitude: What's in the Air?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Introuduce your scientists to the differences in air at varying altitudes with a colorful explanatory graph. After some discussion, they view unbelievable footage of mountain-climbing Leo Houlding and a narrative about how he might do...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2009

For Students 9th - 12th
Junior geologists address 50 multiple choice questions and 35 short answer questions about the earth system. Plenty of visuals are included for interpretation: diagrams, graphs, maps, photographs, laboratory setups, weather symbols, and...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2010

For Students 9th - 12th
Every topic under the sun is covered in this New York State Regents High School Examination. With the focus of earth science, participants answer 85 quesitons about the solar system, geologic time, rocks and minerals, landforms, and...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2006

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Test your class on earth science with this extensive resource. This test, created by The University of the State of New York Regents, is made up of 50 multiple choice questions and 32 short answer questions that cover the branches of...
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Air

For Teachers 4th - 6th
This presentation is about air. What makes it unique is that, in addition to simply providing information about the components of air and the action of air pressure, it  includes a series of four experiments that bring these concepts to...
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Weathering the Weather

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Introduce your second or third graders to the wonders of weather. This presentation kicks off with a weather-inspired poem, and then provides examples of various weather changes or patterns. Imbedded audio and real-life photographs make...
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Under Pressure: Inverse Relationship

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate inverse relationships.  In this inverse relationships instructional activity, students collect data on the pressure of air as volume decreases.  Student make a scatter plot of the data by plotting volume and...
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Pressure Effects

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners discuss ways they might visually see pressure differences, and work in groups to create experiments to predict and prove what a change in pressure can do to objects exposed to the change.
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Warm and Cold Air

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students conduct an experiment to discover what happens to air when it is heated or cooled, discover that wind moves from a high-pressure area (an area of sinking air) to a low pressure area (an area of rising air).
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Too Heavy For Me

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners explore the different arrangement of air molecules in high and low air pressure masses. They compare the temperature of high and low pressure masses and discover how a barometer works.
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The Cloud Case

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discover how clouds form and how air pressure and air temperature affect their formation. The lesson is delivered in the story of Mike Breezy, Air Detective, who tries to solve The Cloud Case.
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Air Pressure

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners participate in a series of demonstrations about Bernoulli's principle. They explain how air pressure varies with air speed. They write a detailed lab report about the activity. This is a great way to explore this concept.
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How Does A Sailboat Actually Work?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does a sailboat go both with and against the wind? The Vertasium video surveys people on this question. After asking many people to explain the way a sailboat works, finally a sailor answers. This allows for discussion of lift and...
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Weather Fronts—Movement of Cold and Warm Air

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
On a hot summer day, in a two-story home with no air conditioning, the coolest place is in the basement and the warmest place is on the second floor. See how warm air rises and cool air sinks through a hands-on activity. Class...
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Weather Basics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Weather — there's more to it than meets the eye of the storm. With this resource young meteorologists learn about the basics of weather, including information about the factors that influence the weather, common weather vocabulary, and...
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A Wing and Some Air

For Students 3rd - 5th
A quick demonstration of the misbehavior of air pressure can be done with just a piece of paper. Have individuals fold one, place it crease-pointing-up near the edge of their desks, and blow beneath it. The opposite of what you would...
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What is Wind?

For Students 6th - 8th
Hank Green teaches how differences in air pressure, attempting to reach equilibrium. are what causes wind to blow. He also mentions Earth's rotation and the Coriolis effect. Have your class watch this video as a review to your lesson on...
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Fire Water & Flying Potatoes (on The Ellen Show)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Several concepts are explored with Steve Spangler on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Combustion, air pressure, and polymers demonstrations are done, but very little scientific explanation is offered. At the end of the year, your could have...
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Fire Water & Flying Potatoes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Several concepts are explored with Steve Spangler on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Combustion, air pressure, and polymers demonstrations are done, but very little scientific explanation is offered. At the end of the year, your could have...
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STEMbite: Atmospheric Pressure

For Students 6th - 8th
Mr. Vanden Heuvel is in the bathroom again! This time he examines the strength of atmospheric pressure with a classic demonstration of filling a glass with water in the sink to reveal the column that fills the glass. Then he places a...
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Demonstration of Ideal Gas Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You know that liquid nitrogen turns into a gas at room temperature. Place some in a two-liter bottle for a physics demonstration of the ideal gas law. Beware, however; this is a dangerous demonstration! Not to mention that you may not...
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Air Pressure is Powerful

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students make a barometer and write a paragraph describing how they did it.
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Weather in a Bottle

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine air flow, pressure, condensation and examine how to read a weather map.  In this informative lesson plan students learn vocabulary then see how these terms can be applied by viewing a few demonstrations pertaining...
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Homemade Barometer

For Teachers 5th - 8th
To reinforce the action of air pressure, have your meteorology pupils construct a barometer. They place the barometer into a closed system, a miniature atmosphere if you will, and notice the movement of the needle on the homemade...
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Air, Air-It's Everywhere!

For Teachers K - 5th
Students engage in experiment activities, which illustrate that air is made of matter, does take up space, and is very important to our health. This instructional activity contains activities for a variety of grade levels. A very nice idea!
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Weather

For Students 6th - 8th
In this earth science worksheet, students use the clues given at the bottom of the sheet to solve the crossword puzzle related to weather. They identify various cloud types and how they are formed. Students also identify atmospheric...
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Winds

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate how pressure differences create wind. They discuss the Coriolis effect, then explore what happens when blown-up balloons are released.
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Weather and Climate: storms

For Teachers 9th
The main types of storms are described in this presentation and characteristic facts are given. The main details thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes and winter storms formations are listed. Geographical features that affect weather...
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There's Air in There!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students attempt to blow a wad of paper into a soda bottle.  In this physics lesson, students discover that air pressure inside of a soda bottle prevents new air from going in.
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What a Gas!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore air. In this 3 States of Matter science lesson, students identify the common properties of air. Students watch a video and participate in two hands-on experiments in which air pressure and the volume of air are...
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Flight Dreams - The Pressure on Parachutes

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students investigate air pressure by researching parachutes.  In this physics lesson plan, students participate in three separate experiments utilizing air pressure and paper products to test theories on parachutes.  Students record the...
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Up, Up and Away

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders experiment with gravity and air pressure. In this geometry lesson plan, 10th graders build their own kits and fly it. They investigate the questions: what keeps a kite in the air and what are some important factors when...
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Air Engine - Air Races

For Teachers Pre-K
Students conduct an experiment about air volume, density, and pressure. In this air lesson, students discuss air, and how it moves. They make predictions about what will happen during the balloon and string experiment. They document the...
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Air Pressure

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars design and use a barometer to study air pressure. In this weather lesson, students identify the causes of air pressure. They design and use a barometer to determine how air pressure relates to air temperature and weather...
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Have a Ball with Bernoulli II

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the work of Daniel Bernoulli through experiment and background information.  In this Bernoulli activity, 3rd graders participate in air pressure experiments. Students record their observations of the effects of air...
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What Is Barometric Pressure and How Is It Measured?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students investigate barometric pressure.  In this weather activity, students participate in several hands-on activities to show air has pressure. Students lift a textbook without using their hands, observe a demonstration where a...
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Understanding Air Pressure

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete experiments with air to understand that air takes up space, has mass, and that air pressure can be changed. In this air pressure lesson, 5th graders test the air pressure by using balloons, syringes, and water to...
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Air Pressure

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students perform experiments that demonstrate the characteristics of air pressure. In this physics lesson, students participate and observe experiments using simple household items. The results of these experiments are used to help the...
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Vocabulary for Weather

For Students 7th - 10th
In this weather vocabulary worksheet, learners define 34 terms related to weather and climate. Terms include instruments used to measure temperature, pressure, wind and humidity as well as types of fronts, conduction, convection and...
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The Properties of Air

For Teachers 1st
First graders draw conclusions about the properties of air. In this properties of air lesson, the teacher demonstrates several properties of air and guides students through discovering that air is colorless, tasteless, odorless, exerts...
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Air Pressure

For Teachers K - 8th
Students examine air pressure. In this air pressure lesson plan, students perform a series of experiments to evaluate the effects of air pressure.
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Weather

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students gain an understanding of air pressure. In this science lesson plan, students define weather, understand pressure, specifically air pressure, demonstrate the pushing power and other properties of air, and learn how a barometer is...
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Earth's Atmosphere

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Earth's atmosphere worksheet, students match 8 terms about the layers of the atmosphere and the components of the atmosphere with their definitions. They complete 5 sentences with the proper terms about the air of the atmosphere...
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Daily Weather Log

For Students 7th - 9th
In this weather worksheet, students keep a log of the temperature, precipitation, air pressure, humidity and wind for a fourteen day period. They record each of these measurements twice a day.
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What Happens When Air is Heater or Cooled?

For Students 7th - 9th
In this air pressure worksheet, students use a can to demonstrate how air pressure collapses a can when placed in hot water.
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Air Pressure and Wind

For Students 8th - 10th
In this air pressure and wind learning exercise, students answer fifteen questions about how air pressure is measured, what it is, the reasons for changes in air pressure and the weather as air pressure changes. They also answer...
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Weather Map Challenge

For Students 5th - 6th
In this weather activity students use a weather map to answer given questions. Students answer questions using map symbols and make predictions based on map. Students create additional questions with answers using the same map.
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Air Pressure & Barometers

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders observe, measure, and record data on the basic elements of weather over a period of time (i.e., precipitation, air temperature, wind speed and direction, and air pressure). Then, they make a barometer and keep record of...
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Science: How's the Weather?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders brainstorm meteorological terms to create a semantic web using SuperPrint. For each topic, they create instruments, such as barometers or psychomotors, that they use to make scientific predictions about the weather. After...
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Hot Air Balloon Activity Notes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners construct and launch a hot air balloon. They are introduced to: Gas Laws, Air Pressure, Atmospheric Composition and Structure, Wind Speed and Direction, Inversions, and Weather Predictions. Students work in small groups to...
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Weather Forecasting

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the concepts of weather forecasting. Students locate the current weather in a specified city. In groups, they record the specified weather information and make predictions of weather. Students justify their...
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I Can't Take the Pressure!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars explore the concept of air pressure. Using candy or cookie wafers to model how air pressure changes with altitude, they conduct an aluminum can crushing experiment, compare the magnitude to gravitational force per unit...
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Causal Patterns in Air Pressure Phenomena Section 3

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students investigate the effects of differences in air pressure on a system. They answer the question, "What makes a liquid go up a straw when you suck on it?".
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Causal Patterns in Air Pressure Phenomena Section 3

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore lift and Bernoulli's Principle using a relational causal model. Using paper and straws, they investigate lift and relate Bernoulli's Principle to everday occurences.
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Sucking Students into an Understanding of Air Pressure and Vacuums

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students develop and test their ideas about air pressure and vacuums by conducting several investigations into the movement of fluids in tubes.
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MY VERY OWN BAROMETER

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students create their own barometers by following specific directions, use their barometers to take readings of the air pressure daily and make other observations, and predictions of what weather to expect as they find a pattern in their...
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on Pressure

For Students 5th - 8th
Dive deep with air pressure as Bill shows how it keeps liquid from entering an upside down beaker when placed underwater. Then watch a rock music video about pressure. If you are putting together a PowerPoint on fluid pressure, you may...
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Shooting Backwards

For Teachers K - 8th
Students experiment holding an empty glass bottle horizontally and place a small paper ball just inside its neck. Then, with a quick puff, students try to blow the ball into the bottle and observe the ball flying towards your face,
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Oxygen vs. Air Pressure

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students perform an experiment to show that water level is affected by air pressure.
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Magdeburg Hemispheres

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students investigate whether air exerts a force. In this physics lesson, students calculate air pressure using force and area information.
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Atmospheric Pressure Interactive Learning Demonstration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners predict what happens to the balloon as the water in the flask boils. In this physics lesson, students explain why they made such prediction. After the demo, they give some real life examples of this concept.
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Experience Gravity Free Water

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students complete an experiment with a glass of water and cover the opening with cardboard and turn it over. In this gravity lesson plan, students observe how air pressure does not allow the cardboard to fall and let the water out.
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How Do Airplanes Fly?

For Teachers K
Students study the concepts of air pressure, air speed, and gravity as it relates to airplanes.  In this how do airplanes fly lesson plan, students study the basics of flight. Then reinforce their fine motor skills by creating airplane...
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Harnessing Wind

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how engineers utilize the wind.  In this wind lesson plan students examine the different kinds of winds and measure wind direction. 
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Matter and Energy

For Teachers K - 5th
Students investigate the effects of air pressure on humans by utilizing the Internet.  In this physical science lesson, students research the Internet to discover altitude sickness and air pressure.  Students prepare against the effects...
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Shrinking Air

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this science investigation worksheet, students follow the listed procedures to find out how temperature affects air pressure as they heat and cool balloons.
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Air Is Matter

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the concept of air. In this air lesson plan, students examine the attributes of air and study the pressure that air exerts as they observe a scientific demonstration and view 2 video links.
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Air Pressure and Wind

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study air pressure and learn how it can change the weather. In this air pressure lesson, 5th graders study the given diagrams and complete the experiments to learn how air pressure can change the weather. Students read...
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Air: Demonstrating Its Presence and Effects

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the concept of air. For this gravity lesson, students perform various experiments that deal with gravity, air resistance, and air pressure.
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Air Exerting Pressure

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore air pressure. In this science lesson plan, students show how air occupies space and exerts pressure and learn how great the effects of air pressure can be.
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Why Your Ears Pop

For Students 6th - 10th
In this ears worksheet, learners read about what causes your ears to pop when you change altitude and about equalizing air pressure. Then students complete 3 short answer questions.
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Properties of Air Activity

For Students 7th - 10th
In this properties of air worksheet, students experiment with a jar, a plastic bag and rubber bands to simulate that air takes up space and exerts pressure. They make observations and answer questions about their experiment.
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Air Pressure

For Students 6th - 7th
In this air pressure worksheet, students complete fill in the blank statements by viewing the illustration provided. Students match each term with the definition given.
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Earth's Atmosphere

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Earth's atmosphere worksheet, learners observe the effects of air pressure using an egg. They describe what happens to the egg and what makes it do what it does. Then they determine how to get the egg out of the bottle opening at...
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Crushing Can Lab

For Students 9th - 12th
For this lab experiment worksheet, students follow procedural directions to determine the amount of instantaneous pressure inside a can as it is crushed. They complete a data collection table, solve 2 problems, and write a short answer...
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Weight Lifter - An Air Pressure Experiment

For Teachers 1st
First graders participate in a study of air pressure in which the investigate if air has the strength to lift heavy objects. They work in teams to develop a hypothesis about whether air in bags would be able to lift a stack of books....
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Weather

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students read a weather map. Using the local newspaper, Columbus Dispatch, small groups investigate that air has pressure and that temperature and pressure are inversely related in weather. They display their findings on a graph or...
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Gases

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders work with gases to determine what the effects of temperature are on volume and air pressure by working with balloons. Also, they experiment with vinegar and baking soda. They predict the outcomes of these experiments, and...
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100 Years of Flight

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students investigate Bernoulli's principle of air pressure and how it relates to the lift of an airplane. Students identify various Aeronautical vocabulary terms. Students construct a paper glider and experiment with the control surfaces...
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The Power of Atmospheric Pressure Process

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the basic principles of atmospheric pressure. After watching demonstrations, they discover the capability of air pressure and how it affects weather. In groups, they use an inquiry template to solve different...
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What is Weather?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students research weather information, decide on weather elements, create weather symbols, and prepare their poster board. They also identify specific weather symbols on a weather map in order to complete a worksheet on symbols.
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Properties of Air

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students conduct investigations to demonstrate and learn that air takes up space, and puts pressure, or pushes, on everything around it. They conduct experiments to learn about feeling air pressure and measuring air pressure. Prior to...
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Bernoulli's Principle Activities

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders demonstrate Bernoulli's Principle in two simple activities after a discussion session on Bernoulli's Principle and its applications. Students divide into small groups to complete activities and wrap-up with a few review...
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Causal Patterns in Air Pressure Phenomena

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore air pressure. They observe what happens when you drink from a straw. Students experiment and create models to prove examine air pressure and vacuums. Syoung scholars contrast how linear and relational casusal...
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Causal Patterns in Air Pressure Phenomena Section 2

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students compare models depicting air pressure, They determine which model best conveys the omnidirectional and passive nature of air pressure
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A Bernoulli Levitator

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Bernoulli Principle. They explore how they can suspend an object in the air by blowing down on it.
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Weather Watchers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study basic meteorology concepts. They build a simple barometer to measure air pressure. They explore the concepts of relative humidity, air convection currents and temperature inversions and to discover their connection to...
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The Pressure's Off II - Flight

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate what allows air plane to fly, why birds can fly and why people can't. They construct a giant hot air balloon that can be launched using only a hair dryer.
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Air Has Pressure

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders analyze evidence about particles and the exertion of air pressure. They observe an experiment with a hard boiled egg. fire and a bottle to discover the heating, cooling, and speed of air particles. They write explanations...
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Meteorology Madness

For Teachers 4th
Students probe the dynamic weather changes through several hands-0n activities in this seven lessons unit. The hydrologic cycle, clouds, atmosphere, air movement, fronts, and forecasting form the components presented in this unit.
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Catch a Dream

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Young scholars apply the concepts of air pressure, the Bernoulli Effect, and angle of attack to build their own model planes out of paper, plastic, wooden rods, and drinking straws.
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Air and Water Pressure

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students examine buoyancy and fluid pressure. They conduct a series of fun experiments to discover the effects of pressure and explore how pressure differences can be used to float, lift, transport, or hold a material in place.
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Air Movement

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners observe a series of teacher-led demonstrations about air movement. They explain the existence and movement of air, then list 3 things that they have learned about air. Finally, students go outside and shoot off air cannons.
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Air Pressure

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students get a better understanding of air pressure and how it effects our daily lives.
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Air Mass

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify different types of air masses. In this earth science activity, 8th graders describe how they relate to different weather events.
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How a Plane is Controlled

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students observe how planes fly and study their parts.  In this flight lesson plan students study the terms that have to do with airplanes and flight. 
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Air Pressure

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate air pressure and why it's important.  In this experimental instructional activity students demonstrate air pressure and write a paragraph describing how they could use air of different densities.
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Air Pressure

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students investigate the basic principles of air pressure.  In this experimental lesson students use materials to create several different experiments that help to explain air pressure and friction.
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Bill Nye Storms Video

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Bill Nye Storms Video worksheet, students, after viewing the video, answer questions about storms, plus write 10 facts from the "Bio Blitz Video".
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Aspects of Weather

For Teachers K - 5th
Students recognize and observe weather phenomena. In this four part weather instructional activity, students are introduced to weather symbols through a story, then use a thermometer to measure water temperature. Next, students observe...
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Do Some Research: Air Science

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this universe research worksheet, students read the sentence and then use a library or the Internet to find the answer and write it on the blue line. Students then write a short report about this topic: a device for measuring air...
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Do Some Research: Air Science 3

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this air science research worksheet, students read the sentence and then use a library or the Internet to find the answer and write it on the blue line. Students then write a short report about this topic: what is air pressing against...
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Earth and Beyond

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this earth and beyond worksheet, students answer short answer questions about the atmosphere, the chemical compounds in Earth's atmosphere. Students visit different websites to conduct research of the discoveries of the scientist who...
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Weather

For Students 4th - 8th
For this weather worksheet, students will match 4 weather terms to their correct definition. Vocabulary words include wind, weather, air mass, and front. Then students will complete 3 short answer questions based on high and low air...
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Chemistry: The Collapsing Can

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners observe methods by which air can crush aluminum cans. As water in the can boils and is sealed, the can collapses as it cools. When the procedure is reversed, the can expands to its original shape. After the alternate experiment,...
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Chemistry: Egg Sucking Experiment

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Pupils discover simple gas laws by observing an egg sucked into an Erlenmeyer flask. When the flask is warmed, the egg is placed atop it. when both are placed in ice water, the egg slips into the flask. The procedure is then reversed....
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Planetary Weather

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are asked what do they recall about weather. They reasearch weather on the other planets of the solar system. Students work in groups and each group is assigned two planets. They create a display showing the weather on each...
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Causal Patterns in Air Pressure Phenomena

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students consider the relationship between pressure and temperature. They observe a demonstration and explore the relationship between heat and volume when pressure remains constant. Students discuss relational causality and consider...
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Can or Bottle Crusher (Demonstration)

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students witness the gas law from a demonstration in which a can collapses after the steam escapes. The steam pushes out most of the air from inside the can and then the air outside presses against the can crushing it.
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Oxygen vs. Air Pressure

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students conduct an experiment to determine if water level is affected by a change in oxygen level or air pressure.
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Air Pressure

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders observe a demonstration experiment showing air pressure. They explain air pressure by completing the worksheet.
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The Pressure's Off

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate air pressure with four hands-on activities. They observe experiments by viewing Take a Look 2 #21.
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Physical Characteristics of the Troposphere

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars examine troposphere graphs and mcompare their hypotheses with data collected by weather balloons launched from the NOAA ship, Ronald H. Brown. they write summaries about the physical properties of the troposphere.