All About Air

by  Long Island Science Center

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Students investigate the properties of air using balls,
balloons, bags and even a hair dryer! Participants will learn that air takes up
space, has weight and exerts pressure. Includes a discussion of Bernoulli’s
Principle and flying objects! This program can be delivered in either English or Spanish.

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About This Program


By Request: $195.00


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
ZoomWe can use the organizations platform of choice

We suggest that you have the following materials available for your students to experiment with: Clean, dry plastic bottles, strips of paper cut to two inches wide by seven inches long, balloons.

Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks out from your reserved date will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks out are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Date rescheduling may be done up to 2 weeks before your reserved date. Rescheduling done less than 2 weeks before your date will be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

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Long Island Science Center

Riverhead, NY
United States

Today's students - tomorrow's innovators! The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  Learning Museum with a mission to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation. We have provided STEAM based programs to students in schools and libraries in the New York Area since 1995. Our programs have been delivered to more than 350,000 students.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with hands-on STEAM curricula, programs, and interactive experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens.

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Program Details


1. The program starts with a discussion properties of air and effects of air pressure.
2. The educator asks questions for students to make deductions about air and the effects it has on objects.
3. The students are shown a number of experiments some of which they can participate in as well if materials are available.
4. The students make a whirling helicopter.
5. If time allows, we take questions.


- Understand that air is a fluid that takes up space and exerts pressure
- Explore Bernoulli's principle of fluid dynamics
- Test how air pressure affects how things move
- Compare how air pressure affects different objects

Standards Alignment

State Standards

New York State NGSS Learning Standards: 2-PS1-1; 5-PS1-1, 5-PS1-3