World's Longest Vertical Straw

What is the longest usable drinking straw? An informative video sets out to answer just this question. It explores the variables related to pressure in the process. To mix things up, the video contains a bit of science and fun in a friendly challenge.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss why the diameter matters, not just the length
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses many slang insults playfully
  • Relies on prior knowledge of the metric system, barometers, and pressure
Pros

  • Offers closed captioning in English, Greek, Russian, and Spanish
  • Keeps viewers entertained and focused
Cons

  • None