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Where's the Air?

 

Grades: K - 2

In this new program, explore the properties of air as you use a variety of equipment in the Big Lab, including the Wind Wall and Mega Tower. Does air have weight? Can it move things around? How can we use it to help us? Your students will investigate these questions and more during this program.

General Outline of Program:
- Welcome to the Big Lab and an introduction to observation
- Air pressure demonstrations with windbags and AirZooka
- Use air to make things move:

  • Experiment with parachutes
  • Explore Bernoulli's Principle at the Bernoulli Table
  • Shoot a tennis balls with the Tennis Ball Launcher

California State Science Standards related to program:
Kindergarten
Physical Sciences: 1.a

Investigation and Experimentation: 4.a, 4.b, 4.c, 4.e

1st Grade
Physical Sciences: 1.a
Investigation and Experimentation: 4.b, 4.d, 4.e

2nd Grade
Physical Sciences: 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 1.d

Investigation and Experimentation: 4.a, 4.b, 4.c, 4.d

Pre-Activities

How Tall is the Mega Tower?

Post-Activities

Mini Air Blaster

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