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How air pressure affects you

This page from NASA tells you all you need to know about atmospheric pressure. Find out why your ears pop or have a go at flying a hot air balloon.

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Pressure

A collection of interesting experiments dealing with air pressure and aerodynamics.

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Bell Jar

Fun demonstration of air pressure with shaving foam and a vacuum pump.

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Atmospheric pressure video

A short, funny film explaining the basics of air pressure and its influence on weather. Nominated for the SciCast competition.

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How does a thing like that work?

Descriptions of how to carry out the experiments in a lecture tour - covers such topics as Newton's Laws, air pressure and electricity.

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Atmospheric Pressure and altitude

From the companion website to several recent NOVA programs on Mt. Everest. This page looks at the effects of air pressure at high altitudes.

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Straw water gun - Marvin and Milo

A Marvin and Milo activity about air pressure and particles. All you need is a drinking straw, ruler, scissors, sticky tape and a saucer of water.

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Lifting Lemon - Physics to go

An experiment from our Physics To Go series about air pressure and density. All you need is a slice of lemon, four matches, pint glass, ashtray and water.

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Why Do Slightly Opened Car Windows Make That Awful Sound?

Read how changes in air pressure make annoying sounds.

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