10 am to noon
Taught by Mark Kent
The atmosphere pushes on us at a rate of 14.7 pounds per square inch at sea level. As the
elevation is increased, the pressure becomes less. Air pressure is force applied to a surface.
Changes in the pressure of air causes air to move: wind from breezes all the way up to hurricane force can occur. Changes in air pressure also give airplanes lift so that they can fly. The force that is felt when air moves from higher pressure to lower pressure is a push; this doesn’t mean that lower pressure ‘pulls’, but simply that the tendency is to think of air pressure as pushing.
In this lab we will be studying the basic of air pressure and running experiements to understand some basic aero dynamic principles.
Price is per child attending, parent or guardian can attend class with child for no additional fee. $30 for Meetup-only members, $20 for Lab members of BioCurious*
Saturday Morning Science is for ages 5 and up. Under 7 require an adult present to assist them with the lab.
*If you are a Lab member please let us know and we will sign you up and send you directions how to pay