Air may be invisible but everyone is familiar with the power of moving air and its effects that can be easily seen and felt. Humans have used and controlled air for thousands of years and now you have what you need to work with some of its amazing secrets up close. You can use air to either inflate a balloon or make it impossible to inflate a balloon. It’s all in the science. You’ll discover how to use differences in air pressure to help you build an air-filled sculpture and lift a heavy object. The lifting power of hot air will be in your hands as you launch a solar bag skyward. You will be really amazed at what air can do when a little science is mixed in.
The kit comes with the essential materials you’ll need to conduct many experiments, take-it-further activities and challenges for 1 – 4 children per kit.
You’ll also receive two instruction guides – one for the scientist and a top secret document for the adult science helper. The easy to follow step-by-step instructions guide the learner through the scientific method while providing open-ended activities to promote further learning. The adult helper’s top secret document contains the science explanation behind all of the experiments and answers to all of the science questions. Best of all, you’ll receive helpful tips and suggestions for ways to work with your child to create an unforgettable learning experience.
Recommend for children ages 6 and up with adult supervision.
What Does It Teach?
Differences in air pressure and density are on display in this kit and ways to reveal and use those those differences are presented in memorable ways. Math calculations confirm what appears to be obvious and may change the way you do some things going forward. Sometimes you have to “think outside the bag” and make air work for you instead of making it harder to do something. Adding an “A” for art to the STEM acronym means using science to first inflate colorful bags and then using them to build an inflated sculpture. Science impacts everything!