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How is Flowing Water an Energy Source? Activity BLesson Planet
4th - 8th
Explore the world's water without leaving the classroom! In this second of three uncomplicated but wonderful activities, physical science learners feel the pressure of water. They discover that the deeper the water, the stronger the...
Why Can Warm Air "Hold" More Moisture than Cold Air?—Vapor Pressure ExerciseLesson Planet
6th - 12th
Does it feel a little humid in here? Learners assume the role of water vapor in the atmosphere as they explore the differences between warm and cold air. They roll dice to determine their level of energy, which determines if they stay...
Study Jams! Air Pressure & WindLesson Planet
4 mins 5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Floating Fishes: How do Fishes Control Buoyancy?Lesson Planet
7th - 12th
Playing with balloons, water, oil, and bottles help put this lesson over the top! Participants use air-filled balloons in water tanks to experience gas compression. They also use oil-filled bottles to experiment with buoyancy. Included...
How Heavy Is Air?Lesson Planet
3 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
The Effects of Underwater Pressure on the BodyLesson Planet
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Partial Pressures & Vapor Pressure: Crash CourseLesson Planet
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How much pressure is exerted by the mixture of gases in a scuba tank? Introduce pupils to Dalton's Law of Partial Pressure and vapor pressure in the video sure to interest the class. The video also reminds viewers that gases are not...
Measurement of Pressure and TemperatureLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
We all have standards and scientists are no exception. Presentation covers standard temperature, standard pressure, temperature conversions, and absolute zero. It explains pressure using pascals, mm of mercury, atmosphere, and torr, then...
How Ingenious Animals Have Engineered Air ConditioningLesson Planet
5 mins 4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...