Help your kids learn about and understand air pressure by helping them understand that air is real, expresses energy, and exerts pressure with these fun, hands on air pressure experiments for kids of all ages from preschool, pre-k, kindergaten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. This lesson includes fun air pressure for kids explanations including egg in a bottle project, air pressure experiments with water, or try air pressure straw experiment. Plus we’ve included the classic air pressure can crusher in this introduction to be able to understand how airplanes fly.
Air Pressure Experiments
Kids are going to be so impressed when learning about air with these amazing Air Pressure Science Project. From blowing up a balloon with hot water to a egg in a bottle experiment and more – we have so many fun ways to learn about air pressure for kids These air pressure science experiments are perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students.
Easy air experiments
In this water bottle experiment air pressure you will be able to show kids that air is real. Show them an empty soda bottle and ask them what is inside – chances are they will say nothing. Now put a balloon over the top.
Set 2 liter bottle in boiling water and watch the balloon inflate. (as air is heated the molecules spread out)
If it were empty how could it inflate? Air is real – we just can’t see it!
Air pressure experiment
You will need an empty soda can which you put just a little water in. Now heat it on the stove until hot. Meanwhile get ready a large bowl of ice water.
Now using tongs quickly put the hot can in the very cold water. It should collapse.
Air pressure experiments with water
Pick two children to compete in this science project. They should both have a glass containing a beverage. Put a straw in each glass, but one of the straws should have holes in them. Have the children compete to see who can drink the liquid the quickest.
Egg in a bottle
Air pressure experiments for 5th grade
Here you can see our Egg in a Bottle Science Experiment in reverse!
Plus don’t miss these book to help explain air pressure to kids.
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thank you soo much, these are all so great!!! I am working on our library’s summer reading program, and I can’t tell you how helpful all these have been!!!