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Math Under Pressure

MATH UNDER PRESSURE

Lesson Plan

OBJECTIVE: Students calculate air and water pressure and discuss the effects of pressure on people and things underwater.

MATERIALS:

PROCEDURE:

  1. Brainstorm with students about how air and water pressure affects their lives, such as in airplanes, while swimming/diving, blowing up a balloon, etc.
  2. Pass out copies of "Math Under Pressure" activity sheet and pressure graph to students.
  3. Review answers with students.
  4. Break students into teams to develop other atmosphere problems for their classmates.
Published: Wed Apr 24 14:53:43 EDT 2019