Steve Spangler Science: Heavy Newspaper

A few pages of newspaper and a yard or meter stick reveal atmospheric pressure in a surprising way.

Everyday you feel it but you don’t even know it’s pressing on you. You walk with it, you run with it, you sleep under it, and you keep ignoring it. Even as you read this, it’s pressing relentlessly down on you. The air in the atmosphere brings weight to bear on you every second but you’re used to it and don’t realize you’re dealing with it.


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Pressure
K-6
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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