Materials List: Air Pressure Experiments:
I Can't Take the Pressure!

Student Activity 1: The Strength of Air Pressure

Student Activity 2: Air Pressure and Altitude

  • Necco or Vanilla Wafers, or colored tiles/blocks, 14 per student
  • paper, pencil, ruler; for each student
  • (optional) 1 gallon of water, to show students what 8.5 lbs. of weight feels like

Demo 1: Aluminum Can Crush

  • 1 aluminum soda can
  • 1 large beaker or bucket
  • 1 hot plate
  • 1 pair of tongs
  • 1 cup tap water
  • bucket of ice water
  • (optional) trivet, to prevent damage to counter top from heated can