Experiment - What is Air Pressure?

Experiment - What is Air Pressure?

Lesson 4 of 18 in this unit

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Lesson summary

Students conduct an experiment to demonstrate the movement and arrangement of particles in a gas. 

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • model the motion and arrangement of particles in a gas.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • conduct an experiment to prove a theory. 

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:

Science:

Students learn to:

  • explain observable properties of solids, liquids and gases by modelling the motion and arrangement of particles (AC9S5U04)

Relevant parts of Year 5 achievement standards:
By the end of Year 5, students relate the particulate arrangement of solids, liquids and gases to their observable properties.

Resources required

  • Balloon
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Juice bottle
  • Lighter or matches
  • Strip of paper

Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • curiosity
  • reflection
  • critical thinking

Additional info

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - support students in the theories, practical experimentation, and explaining and recording their observations. 

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