MATH UNDER PRESSURE
OBJECTIVE: Students calculate air and water pressure and discuss the effects of pressure on people and things underwater.
- Brainstorm with students about how air and water pressure affects their lives, such as in airplanes, while swimming/diving, blowing up a balloon, etc.
- Pass out copies of "Math Under Pressure" activity sheet and pressure graph to students.
- Review answers with students.
- Break students into teams to develop other atmosphere problems for their classmates.