By: Walter Rohr, Retired, Eastchester High School, Eastchester, NY
Item #: AP5882
Atmospheric Pressure Bar for physical science and physics is a one inch square steel bar, weighing 14.7 lbs and is over 52 inches long. Be impressed when you stand the bar on an end and “feel” the 14.7 lbs of pressure.
What does atmospheric pressure really feel like? This one-inch-square steel bar, weighing 14.7 lbs. and measuring 52 inches long, will literally drive home the point! Students will be amazed how much the bar weighs when they lift it. They will be even more impressed when they stand the atmosphere bar on its one-inch-square end and “feel” the 14.7 lbs. of pressure. Instructions with teaching tips included.
Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)†
Science & Engineering Practices
Analyzing and interpreting data
Disciplinary Core Ideas
MS-ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System HS-ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
Scale, proportion, and quantity
MS-ESS1-3. Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.