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AIR FORCE ONE

Study the powerful force of air pressure

Suitable For

Grade 1

Difficulty

1

Time Required

 <1 Hour

Supervision

Advised

What’s it about?

Air pressure is a very powerful force. Let us prove how powerful air pressure can be with the following simple science experiment:

Topics covered

Air pressure (Atmospheric pressure)

What will I need?

  • WOODEN RULER
  • LARGE SHEET OF PAPER
  • TABLE TOP

Procedure (Method)

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How does it work?

Unfortunately, this section is only available in the e-book version of the project.

The weight or ‘pressure’ of the air presses down on the sheet of paper. Because it is a large piece of paper, there is a lot of air pushing down on it. This is enough pressure to prevent the ruler from lifting up the paper in one blow.

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