Air Pressure Lesson

Air Pressure Lesson - Educational Innovations BlogEducational Innovations’ President and CEO, Tami O’Connor, spent many years as a science teacher in elementary and middle school classrooms conducting air pressure science activities.


She was also a professional airline pilot, so you can be sure she knows a few things about air pressure!

One of her favorite air pressure activities at school was the Do-It-Yourself Gyrocopter.  You can download her lesson (complete with template) by clicking on the image below.


Air Pressure Lesson - Educational Innovations Blog

Air Pressure Discussion Starters

Discussion Starters - Educational Innovations NewsletterThe sky (and beyond) is the limit if you’re looking to start a class discussion on air pressure!  Practically anything goes—from balloons to spacesuits, smoke rings to clouds in a bottle.

We hope you have as much fun using these air pressure discussion starters as we’ve had gathering them.

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Air Pressure Humor

Science Humor - Educational Innovations NewsletterWhy not insert a bit of air pressure humor into your next quiz or homework page?  Extra points for students who guess the right answers to our riddles!

If you have a favorite cartoon or joke, we invite you to share it as a comment below.

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Air Pressure in the News

Even folks who don’t teach science are interested in air pressure—whether or not they know it.  Isn’t that why we tune into weather reports?  Air pressure covers so many topics, it’s hard to imagine a day without air pressure in the news.

If you come upon an interesting science news article, please share it with us in the comments below.

What’s the latest?  Take a look…

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EI TV – Air Pressure!

EI TV - Educational Innovations BlogAir Pressure Videos!

It’s no wonder air pressure is one of our favorite science topics at Educational Innovations.  There are so many different aspects to explore… and no limit to the amount of “Super! Wow! Neat!®” reactions you’ll get from your students.  Whether you are teaching at the elementary school or university level, the subject of air pressure always leaves an indelible impression.

If you come across a video you’d like us to add to this list, leave us a comment below, and be sure to check out our selection of air pressure science activities!

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