“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global damage cans”
“Some old fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat”
We need air to live. We mainly use the air for breathing. Air is all around us, but we can’t see it. Air is a mixture of different gases. The air in Earth’s atmosphere is made up of 78% Nitrogen & 21% Oxygen. Air also has a small amount of other gases too, such as carbon dioxide, neon, and hydrogen. Air also contains water vapour, the amount of which varies as per the location.
Air has specific properties and characteristics. Some of the common properties of air are that it has weight, occupies space, and exerts pressure.
A hands-on activity related to the properties of air was conducted for grade V students. The activity aimed at helping students to identify the properties of air by carrying out different experiments to prove/rectify/test that air occupies space has weight and exerts pressure.
Students actively participated in the activity. They made videos showing the experiments which they conducted at home. They used simple objects like tub, glass, balloons, etc to prove that air takes up space, has mass, can move, and exerts pressure. The activity also made the students aware of the importance of air. The basic idea behind the experiments conducted by the students was to enable them to get a deep understanding of the concept. This activity turned out to be a great learning experience for young Stafordians.