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Investigating Pressure—Super Value Activity-Stations Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7201 

Price: $119.26

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Investigating Pressure Activity-Stations Kit for physical science and physics contains four hands-on lab activities that allow exploration of the fundamental principles related to pressure.

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Engage your students with this all-in-one pressure kit! Four hands-on lab activities allow students to explore the fundamental principles related to pressure. Students experiment with mini Magdeburg hemispheres to feel the strength of atmospheric pressure. In a pressure paradox experiment, students compare the actual masses of two objects with their apparent weights based on how they feel when held. Students will also use a syringe inside a special “pressure bottle” to determine the pressure–volume relationship corresponding to Boyle’s law. Finally, students use syringes to build simple hydraulic systems to study Pascal’s law. Each activity requires approximately 15 minutes. Detailed student instructions and Teacher Notes are provided. Standard laboratory equipment, such as support stands, clamps, graduated cylinders, balances, beakers, bicycle pump with pressure gauge and scissors, are required and available separately.

Super Value Kit is complete for 12 student groups. All materials are reusable.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Petroleum jelly, foilpac, 5 g
Plastic soda bottle, 1 L
Pressure bottle cap, 3
Pressure bottle syringe, 3
Spring scale, 20 N x 0.5 N, 3
Steel ball, solid, ½", 3
String, thin, ball of ⅙ lb, 331 m
Styrofoam ball, white, 4", 3
Suction cup, mushroom head, ¾" diameter, 6
Syringe connector, 9
Syringe tip cap, 3
Syringe, disposable, 20 mL, 6
Syringe, disposable, 3 mL, 9
Syringe, disposable, 1 mL, 3
Weighing dish, disposable, 5.5 g, 5½" x 5½", 2

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS3.C: Relationship between Energy and Forces

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

MS-PS3-3: Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.
MS-PS3-4: Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample.
HS-PS3-2: Develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as a combination of energy associated with the motion of particles (objects) and energy associated with the relative position of particles (objects).