Air – a Pressing Matter

Students are in for a surprise when they attempt to lift a mat that is held in place by only the air that is pressing down from above

Grades covered: 4 through 12
Curriculum Topics: Air Pressure, Atmosphere, Weather


Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

Categories include:
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Physical Science
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Science
Tags: Matter, Forces & Motion, Earth Systems
Subjects covered: ["Earth\/Space Science","Physical Science"]