Charlotte Mason Science: Learning about Air Pressure

I talked about Charlotte Mason’s ideas about this sort of approach to teaching science to the younger school aged children in this post.

Here are some possible projects you could try if you wanted to do this at home- I gleaned them from old, public domain science books, cobbling together information from two or three at a time, and my own remembrance as a child learning why I needed two holes in a can of juice if I wanted it to pour well.=)
You can print these, cut them out and keep them in a box or basket, and on a rainy, boring day have your student(s) pull one out and follow directions. Once they’ve done that, ask them if they can think of another example of this, or if they can think of a way to use this information to make or do something else, or if they can think of an example of this information being useful from one of their stories. I have no ‘right’ answers- that’s the point- the kids need to do the thinking and figuring out.


More in this series at The Common Room Blog

Air Pressure, and Charlotte Mason Science in the early years

Air Pressure: vacuum cleaners and Straws

Air Pressure, suction cups, juice cans, and water glasses upside down

Air pressure: eye droppers, canning jars, sea of air, more

syringes, squirt guns, turkey basters

Show that an empty bottle is not truly empty

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