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Study how the sun affects the air with a lamp and baby powder

Suitable For

Grade 2



Time Required

 <1 Hour



What’s it about?

Study how heating air cause it to rise with a bulb and some baby powder in this science experiment:

Topics covered


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Procedure (Method)

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How does it work?

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The baby powder floated upward in this simple science experiment. As the light bulb warmed up, it also warmed the air around it. Hot air always rises and the hot air around the bulb moved in an upward position, causing the cold air to take its place below the hot air. The movement of hot and cold air is what causes most winds.

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