Pressure Versus Force: Landing On Ice!
Pupils experiment with the relationship between pressure, force, and area. They determine the force and pressure exerted by a LC-130, which is commonly used for cargo and personnel transport in Antarctica.
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Architecture on Ice: The Challenge of Building on Permafrost
Students identify the problems associated with building a structure on permafrost. In this physical science lesson, students investigate how heat and pressure affect the rate of ice melting. They read an article about traditional housing...
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Vapor Pressure and Colligative Properties
Hate to vacuum, but enjoy using a vacuum pump? Explore a lesson that starts with a demonstration of boiling water at various temperatures by using a vacuum pump. Then scholars design their own experiments to measure vapor pressure and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Does Pressure Melt Ice?
Explore regelation of ice through a video demonstration. Applying pressure to a block of ice with a wire lowers the melting point and causes the ice to melt. As soon as the wire passes through, the water returns to its solid state as ice...
2 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Water Cycle: Watering the Land
The oceans contribute 37 trillion tons of water to land masses in the form of rain and snow. The third in a four-part series from NASA show satellite animations highlighting the precipitation on Earth. The videos show the movement of the...
1 min 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable