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STEM Storytime – Air Pressure

When the Wind Blew book cover
When the Wind Blew book cover
Time
1.00 PM ET
Cost
FREE
Format
Storytime
Who should attend?
Student
Grade
Early Years, K, 1, 2, 3

Join Let's Talk Science Outreach to read Petra Brown's book, "When the Wind Blew" and complete a hands-on science activity about air pressure! 

In this activity, students will learn about the basics of air pressure and how this invisible force can move objects. Using everyday household items, they will then create their own air pressure chamber and try to move different objects with it. 

For this activity, students will need: 

  • 2 kitchen sponges 
  • A straw 
  • A plastic bag that zips closed like a Ziploc bag 
  • Tape 
  • Pom poms, toy cars, and/or anything else to try moving 

Students will learn how to build their own air pressure chamber and use this to try moving other objects with only air. 

Please join us for our weekly STEM Storytime series on Tuesdays at 1pm ET in English! For each week that you participate in a STEM Storytime live event, you’ll receive an entry in our monthly draw for a $50 gift card to buy books for your classroom! If you cannot make it to a live session, feel free to register and you will be sent a link to the recording afterwards. Automatically generated closed captioning will be provided for live and recorded webinars.

You can find upcoming listings on the events section of the Let’s Talk Science website: https://letstalkscience.ca/events?type=storytime.

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