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Try making a Barometer Category: Geography
Dated: 2011-11-05
Air pressure is measured with an instrument called a barometer. Try making your own simple barometer.


Steps to be taken

1.    Cut a small piece from a balloon, stretch it over the top of a plastic container and secure it with an elastic band.
2.    Tape the straw to the middle of the balloon.
3.    Mark a scale on a piece of card and fix it beside your barometer.
4.    Check your barometer at the same time each day and mark where the straw comes to on the scale. Changes in air pressure will make the balloon and straw move slightly up and down.
5.    High pressure – straw moves up; low pressure – straw moves down.
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  • Balloon
  • Elastic band
  • Straw
  • Tape
  • Piece of cardboard
  • Plastic container