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Break the Board Demonstration Kit

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What happens when a sharp, downward force is applied to the end of a paint stirrer hanging from a table while its other end is covered by newsprint? Do the objects fly off the table? Does the newsprint rip? Do the objects not move? Challenge your students’ prior knowledge about forces, surface area, and air pressure with this easy-to-perform demonstration. Contains enough materials for 2 practice runs and 10 demonstrations. Includes instructions.

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$6.25

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You cannot see it, yet air pressure pushes down on us from all around. This classic physics demonstration—a crowd favorite—makes the invisible visible to your students while challenging their observational and critical-thinking skills.

What happens when a sharp, downward force is applied to the end of a paint stirrer hanging from a table while its other end is covered by newsprint? Do the objects fly off the table? Does the newsprint rip? Do the objects not move? Challenge your students’ prior knowledge about forces, surface area, and air pressure with this easy-to-perform demonstration.

This demonstration helps teach the following Next Generation Science Standards:

  • MS-PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
  • MS-PS3: Energy
  • MS-ESS2-5: Earth’s Systems

Contains enough materials for 2 practice runs and 10 demonstrations. Includes instructions.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
 
Components Qty Included?
Wooden Paint Stirrers 12 Included
Newsprint Sheets 19 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
 

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