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About Air

Author(s): Barbara Z. Tharp, MS
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Physical Science

Learn helpful techniques for how to teach the lesson, "About Air," in which students use popcorn of different colors to model the composition of air. They learn that (1) gases occupy space, (2) air is a mixture of different gases, and (3) the oxygen needed by the human body is not the principal component of air.

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