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Mad Science: Air Pressure

Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pm

This 45-minute Zoom presentation will introduce kids to the concepts of high and low pressure that make vacuums work and allow planes to fly. Children will get to check out our Air Zooka, our mini-rockets, and watch Atomic Ambyr send her friend Eggbert back into his Erlenmeyer home. Kids can even take part in a few activities with items easily found around their homes (a list of items is provided below).

Registration is required. Please provide an email address. Deadline to register is September 25th.

Once registered, you will receive information on how to join the Zoom meeting. You will require either a computer, tablet, or smartphone with audio and video capabilities. You can view AVRL's Zooming guidelines and how to create a Zoom account HERE.


Here are the materials you can use from home to do your own experiments:

One sheet of paper

One small plastic cup

One recipe card/piece of construction paper cut to size of recipe card

One empty water bottle

One balloon


Baking soda


Bonus materials: Ping pong ball, two empty cups, hairdryer.

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