Weather is an important part of our lives and one that we cannot control. Instead, it often controls how and where we live, what we do, what we wear and what we eat.
In these activities, students explore meteorology by creating their own weather conditions and measurement tools in the classroom.
We may not realize it, but the air that surrounds us is exerting a huge amount of pressure on every square centimetre of our bodies. In these activities students explore the impressive force of air and learn how air pressure affects their daily lives.
At this very moment, we have the equivalent weight of a car pushing down on our heads. Do you see anything? Although we can't always feel it with our senses, air is all around us, exerting large amounts of pressure on our bodies. In these activities, students apply the concepts of air pressure to demonstrate how air affects our daily lives.
Not just a lot of hot air! Most children have played with balloons, but few have thought about the chemical and physical concepts involved in balloon production and use. In the activities that follow, students explore balloon properties and their use in demonstrating various scientific concepts.