There's Something in the Air
You will need the following activities for this lesson.
- 48 meters of string or heavy yarn
- 6 metric tape measures or meter sticks
- ¾-in. roll of masking tape
- Stopwatch with a second hand, watch, or classroom clock
- Orange, vinegar, air freshener
Before conducting this activity, measure and cut string or yarn into six-meter pieces. Arrange the pieces on the floor like spokes of a wheel around a central point.
With a marker or pieces of tape, make lines at the two-meter, four-meter, and six-meter points on each piece of string/yarn (adjust distances marked on the string depending on the size of your classroom).
- Photo by Christopher Burnett © Baylor College of Medicine.
- Moreno N., B. Tharp, and J. Dresden. (2011). The Science of Air Teacher’s Guide. Third edition. Baylor College of Medicine.
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Funded by the following grant(s)
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Numbers: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932
Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education