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Moving Air

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, Barbara Tharp, MS, and Judith Dresden, MS.

Moving Air

Students will make predictions, investigate, record observations, and draw conclusions based on their investigations. 

Specific science concepts addressed in this activity include the following.

  • At higher temperatures, air molecules are more active, take up more space, and push harder against the sides of a container.
  • At lower temperatures, air molecules are less active, take up less space, and exert less force against the sides of a container. 

Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Numbers: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932


Houston Endowment Inc.

Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education