Pressure & Fluids
Arbor Scientific is providing physics and physical science teachers with a collection of student lab activities for the study of Pressure and Fluids. Here you can browse lab activities by title and get teachers notes, student worksheets and a list of equipment and supplies needed for each activity.
Posted on January1,2011 by Arbor ScientificUsing simple equipment, students will pressurize a plastic bottle and measure its change in mass. The activity can be extended to find the density of air for more advanced students.
Posted on January1,2011 by Arbor ScientificUsing simple equipment, students pressurize a plastic bottle and measure the increase in temperature of the air inside. Then they will release the pressure and observe a rapid decrease in temperature. Charles' Law.
Posted on January1,2011 by Cary BusbyStudents introduce water vapor and smoke into a bottle, pressurize it, and quickly release the pressure. The rapid depressurization decreases the temperature of the water vapor, which encourages it to condense around the smoke particles. A cloud forms.