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IS AIR SOMETHING? DOES AIR TAKE UP SPACE?

Scientist ________________________________ Date ________________

Station 1

  • Choose a balloon. Check type ____round ____long ____squiggle
  • Predict what will happen when you release a balloon full of air.

 

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  • Blow up your balloon.
  • Let it go. Retrieve used balloon and return to teacher.
  • Observe the interaction between the balloon and air.

 

What was the effect of air on the balloon? __________________________

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Station 2

  • Predict what will happen when you blow through your straw into the water.

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  • Choose a straw.
  • Blow through the straw into the pan of water.
  • Observe what happens.

 

What was the effect of air on the water? ____________________________

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Station 3

  • Predict what will happen between the soap and the air when you make bubbles.

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  • Observe the air and the soap when you make some bubbles.

 

What was the effect of air on your bubbles? ________________________

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Evaluation

Is air something? How do you know? Tell what you learned about air.

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Draw before and after pictures of one of your experiments.


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Related Pages:
Is Air Something? Index
Aeronautics Activities
Aerospace Activities Page
Aerodynamics Index

 

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Last Updated: Jun 12 2014

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