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I Can't Take the Pressure!

Students 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 area, and complete various worksheets and graphs.

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Resource Details

Grade
4th - 6th
Subjects
Engineering
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet