• Pressure

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This lab is not inquiry-based because the teacher must explain how to calculate pressure before doing the activity, but the lab gives students a great concept of what PSI means. They usually have no idea if 10 PSI is a…

• The Pressure’s On

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Although we usually cannot feel the air, there are times when the force of the air is obvious. Differences in air pressure influence the wind as well as cloud formation, and air pressure observations can help…

• Pressure Lab

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In this activity, students will see a card held up by atmospheric pressure when water and a partial vacuum are above it.

• Understanding Pressure

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Predict, Observe, Explain (POE) sequences provide an important way to enhance students' understanding of important scientific ideas. In this chapter, the series of experiments help students understand pressure. The…

• Under Pressure

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The contents of this chapter deal with air pressure and water pressure and what causes those things to increase and decrease. In addition, the real-world results of those increases and decreases in air and water…

• Air Pressure

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Gravity pulls the air molecules toward the ground, and the molecules push on the ground. This pushing is called air pressure or atmospheric pressure. In this chapter’s experiments, students will learn about air pressure…

• Pressure and Force

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In everyday life we often talk about pressure—high pressure and low pressure. We speak of the pressure in car tires, atmospheric pressure, pressure-sealed containers, pressure chambers, and so on. These are just a few…

• Pressure Versus Depth

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In this inquiry activity, students do not know the equation for pressure versus depth before beginning, but through guided activities they discover it themselves. This is a powerful way to get students to conceptually…

• Pressure, Temperature, and Volume of Gases

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The purpose of this lab is to introduce students to the gas laws related to pressure, temperature, and volume of gases. It gives students an opportunity to develop a mathematical model that can be used to describe “How…

• Ocean Pressure

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Dive into the relationship between pressure and force.

• Under Pressure: Determining the Mathematical Relationship for Yeast Fermentation in the Creation of Mint Ginger Soda

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This experiment presents a different approach to using the biological agent of yeast in a liquid format. Rather than using the yeast in a baking procedure, the fermentation process is highlighted as part of the creation…

• The Pressure’s On

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If the pressure’s on to enhance the growth and development of students’ inquiry skills, use a discrepant event. A discrepant event is a demonstration designed to present a situation or phenomenon that has an unexpected…