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Weather and pressure

from Fizzics Education (Australia)

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A show performance where your class interacts with our science presenter as we explore:

What is air pressure?
Why are low and high pressure areas important?
How does pressure affect clouds formation?
What is our atmosphere made of anyway?
What conditions are needed to cause tornados?
What causes drought and how can scientists help?

Explanations and demonstrations are tailored to the year level and abilities of your students. Includes pre-class and post-class activities. Demonstrations include:

Air takes up space Simple experiment on air pressure
Air vortices Shooting compressed air rings over the class - discussion on pressure
Tea bag rocket Hot air rises. So, what about cold air and why?
Crushing Cans How powerful is atmospheric pressure?
Magdeburg hemispheres Witness the classic experiment that demonstrated air pressure.
Cream expansion What happens to air bubbles in low pressure environments?
Exploding balloon dog Why does the balloon dog pop in a vacuum?
Drink boiling water Demonstration on what boiling really means.
Laser sights How are lasers used in atmospheric research?
Cloud in a bottle How are clouds formed? Learn to read weather maps on the news.
Tornado tubes Make a tornados in a bottle.
Balloon expansion & contraction Balloons can show how pressure, temperature and density interact together
Convection currents Modelling our atmosphere
Air has weight Lets prove it

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About This Program


Multipoint: $140.00
Multipoint Premium: $140.00
By Request: $130.00
By Request Premium: $120.00

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Payment available via a Paypal payment request.
Full payment required 1 week prior to the event date.


60 minutes for grades 3 to 6

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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Fizzics Education (Australia)


Fizzics Education has been a leading science education outreach provider since 2004. Reaching 350,000 students a year our interactive science workshops aim to engage, inform and inspire students whilst adhering to the curriculum needs of the classroom teacher.

Ben Newsome
+612 9674 2191

Program Details


1. Program begins with a general introduction and discussion on weather differences between us and your school.
2. We discuss the effect of temperature upon air using a number of demonstrations on gas expansion on heating.
3. Your class now performs the 'Balloon survives the flame' experiments using simple materials supplied by you. Please refer to the supporting .pdf document supplied to you on booking
4. We perform a number of demonstrations on air pressure
5. We discuss the effect of air pressure and temperature on weather patterns using a number of demonstrations.
6. Time is allowed for further questions and discussion of cultural differences.


Your students will:

- explore how gases respond to temperature and pressure differences.
- understand the relationship between air pressure and weather patterns.
- gain an appreciation of meteorology and gain insight into how our climate operates.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of:
Properties of objects and materials
Position and motion of objects
Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism

As a result of their activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of:
Properties of earth materials
Objects in the sky
Changes in earth and sky

As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of:
Personal health
Characteristics and changes in populations
Types of resources
Changes in environments
Science and technology in local challenges

As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding:
Properties and changes of properties in matter
Motions and forces
Transfer of energy

As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of:
Structure of the earth system
Earth's history
Earth in the solar system

As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding:
Personal health
Populations, resources, and environments
Natural hazards
Risks and benefits
Science and technology in society