All About Air

Grades K - 2

Where is air? Everywhere! Explore the properties of air and harness it’s power using the Big Lab’s Wind Wall, Mega Tower, Bernoulli Table, Tennis Ball Launcher, and more!

Learning Goals and Activities

See below for questions your students may ask, and the scientific activities that will help them explore, explain, and elaborate on their understanding of air.

Does air take up space? Does air have weight? Can air move things?
Demonstrations with wind bags, air cannons, and more.

Can air be used to slow things down?
Hands-on experimentation with parachutes.

Does air help airplanes fly?
Hands-on exploration of Bernoulli’s Principle.

Can air under pressure launch projectiles?
Hands-on interaction with a giant air-powered tennis ball launcher.


California State Science Standards

Kindergarten
Physical Sciences: 1.a
Investigation and Experimentation: 4.a, 4.b, 4.c, 4.e

1st Grade
Physical Sciences: 1.a
Investigation and Experimentation: 4.d, 4.e

2nd Grade
Physical Sciences: 1.b, 1.c, 1.d
Investigation and Experimentation: 4.a, 4.c