Air Takes Space
Students observe a demonstration in which a packing peanut is pushed to the bottom of a container of water by an inverted jar filled with air in order to see that air takes up space.
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New Review What is Up Th-air? — Atmosphere
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7th Science CCSS: Designed
Using a cut-out template of a whirligig, emerging engineers experiment with flight behavior. After you teach them the concepts of force, air resistance, and lift, they discuss what variables on the whirligigs might be changed in order to...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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4th - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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Scholars investigate levels of nitrogen dioxide in the Pacific Northwest by examining the role of nitrogen in air pollution and how remote sensing can be used to measure nitrogen levels. An Excel spreadsheet calculates the difference...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed