D.I.Y. Science – Air Pressure


4, 7 & 10

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The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It’s time to get hands-on.

Play a trick on your friends by using a little knowledge of air pressure.

This resource is suited to Physics and Chemistry students in Years 4, 7, and 10 who are learning about pressure, forces and particle models.

D.I.Y Science: Air Pressure

Use air pressure to play a trick on your friends.

Video Length: 2:00 mins

With thanks to Questacon.

What you’ll need:

2 x plastic PET bottles
2 x coloured balloons

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Years: 4, 7, 10


Physical Sciences – Forces

Chemical Sciences – Particle Models

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter


4, 7 & 10