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The fundamental SI unit of pressure is the Pascal (Pa), but it is a small unit so kPa is the most common direct pressure unit for atmospheric pressure.
Interactively explore the timeline of the universe.
An activity to do at home to explore the world of circuits. Make two types of dough, one that carries electricity and one that doesn't, to create all sorts of circuits and explore how they work.
physics.org page with fascinating facts all about atmospheric pressure. Did you know that you have one tonne of air pressing down on 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.
From the companion website to several recent NOVA programs on Mt. Everest. This page looks at the effects of air pressure at high altitudes.
Various applets allowing results to be taken for demonstration purposes.
A fun toy that lets you build a sledge run and then test it out. You'll need a good feel for the laws of motion to get results!
A look at the results from BICEP2 detector in the south pole which gives evidence for inflation happening at the start of the universe.
The boiling point is defined as the temperature at which the saturated vapor pressure of a liquid is equal to the surrounding atmospheric pressure.
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