This neat trick is easy to do and serves as a great introduction to a discussion about air pressure.
Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.
Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact. [Examples: the influence of the ocean, of the atmosphere; & of mountain ranges] ||Next Generation Science Standards||Grade 5||Earth and Space Science||Earth’s Systems |||Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen. [ Examples: adding air to expand a basketball, compressing air in a syringe, dissolving sugar in water, & evaporating salt water.]||Next Generation Science Standards||Grade 5||Physical Science||Matter and its Interactions|||Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures||Next Generation Science Standards||Middle School||Physical Science||Matter and Its Interactions
1.g. Properties of solid, liquid, and gaseous substances, such as sugar (C6H12O6), water (H2O), helium (He), oxygen (O2), nitrogen (N2), and carbon dioxide (CO2).||CA Science||Grade 5||01. Physical Sciences||1. Elements and their combinations account for all the varied types of matter in the world.|||4.e. The Earth’s atmosphere exerts a pressure that decreases with distance above the Earth’s surface, and is the same in all directions.||CA Science||Grade 5||03. Earth Sciences||4. Energy from the sun heats the Earth unevenly, causing air movements resulting in changing weather patterns.
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