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This rule is especially important if you do this activity with adolescents and teens! l Once the participants understand the rules, go through the following steps and ask the group and yourself the following questions. 1. Have the people start by pretending to be cool gas molecules, moving about slowly. After a bit, ask how much of the available space the molecules use. Another way of stating this is, if the people had wet paint on their shoes, would they eventually paint Stop Faking It: Air, Water, & Weather 21 2 2C h a p t e r the entire area?

Then it becomes nearly impossible to pull it farther. What you have done by pulling up the plastic bag initially is create more room for the air molecules inside the glass. Because of the rubber band, however, no air molecules go in or out of the glass. By creating more room for those molecules inside, you are reducing the number of collisions they make with the glass and the plastic bag. That reduces the pressure inside. There’s no change in temperature or number of molecules inside, so there’s nothing to increase the pressure inside.

9 shows what happens when the gravitational force and buoyant force are not equal. At the end of this section, I’ll discuss why it makes sense that a fluid exerts an upward force on objects submerged in it. Before that, though, let’s explain the other things you observed. 10. 11). What that means is the following: The buoyant force acting on an object depends on how much fluid it displaces. If the object displaces more fluid, then it will experience a larger buoyant force. 11 That’s supported by the next activity you did, adding washers to the Styrofoam ball floating in a glass of water.

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