|Air Principle #1 - Air takes up space and exerts pressure.|
Watch Nolan as he demonstrates how air takes up space in his ziplock bag.
|Watch Matio as he demonstrates how air from the classroom is exerting pressure on the liquid on his plate.
Watch Mackenzie as she demonstrates how the air from her balloon exerts pressure on the liquid in her bottle.
|Watch Cassidy as she demonstrates how the air pressure of the room makes it difficult for the ruler to launch the paper off the table.
|Watch Thembie as she demonstrates how air trapped in a glass takes up space.
|Air Principle #2 - Air cannot be seen, but the effects of air can be seen.|
|Watch Sage as she demonstrates the effect of air as it gets shot out of her container to put out a flame.
Watch Olivia as she demonstrates the effect of when there is no more air (oxygen) as her candle goes out.
|Watch Dwayne as he demonstrates the effect of air as it gets shot out of his container to put out a flame.
Watch Matthew as he demonstrates the effects of air as it travels out of the balloon to vibrate the rubber opening to produce sound.
|Air Principle #3 - Air is a fluid and is capable of being compressed.|
The Book and Paper Race we did in class is just like this video of the bowling ball and feather. Check out this amazing video that takes you to the biggest vaccuum chamber in the world to test out this science air principle.
This is a challenging online game where you get to control a migrating flock of birds. You will have to control their flight and choose safe landing spots for resting and feeding.
Learning About Air & Flight
Take this interactive "Air" quiz, from the "Science Fun with Airplanes" site.
Wonderville Airborne Experiment
This Wonderville interactive is about the principles of air movement and gliding. In the activity section, try to build a peregrine falcon!
Discover Simulations - The Nature of Matter
How does a hot-air balloon rise and stay in the air? In part 2, move the cursor over the balloon, instruments, and landing pad gives important information about each. You will get a minute to fly the balloon and to try to land it on the landing pad. Click the buttons to turn on and off the burner...
Can you guide a family of birds to its southern home? Each species of bird has a different strategy to stay alive. Can you get your bird to its home safely?