Science Skills
A10 Pressure
How is pressure used?
Silver Sensing Thinking HandHow does  pressure work?
Silver Sensing Feeling HeartHow does pressure effect me?
Intuitive Thinking-HeadWhat types of pressures are there?
Silver Intuitive FeelingHow is pressure different in different things?
(Self Expressive)

Quia Quiz: SCA_A10 Pressure & (MA10)

Practice Quiz: SCA_A10 Pressure
Take every day before sleeping!

Quiz: SCA_A12 Buoyancy & (MA12)

Practice Quiz: SCA_A12 Buoyancy
Take every day before sleeping!

Vocabulary Review Activities

BrainPop Animations and Practice Quizes

PearsonPPT-ThumbForces In Fluids Slideshow


Pressure: Chapter 3 Section 1: Pages 77-83

Fluid Pressure & Hydraulics  Chapter 3 Section 2: Pages 86-89

Floating and Sinking - Buoyancy Chapter 3 Section 3: Pages 90-96
Forces & EnergyTextbook

Science Skills Handbook
Appendix: Pages 202-214:
Process Skills Packet

(Online Textbook: Log onto Pearson.com, then click on the titles above for the online text.)
Labs & Videos
Skate Park
Gas Properties

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based on this activity.
States of Matter

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based on this activity.
Balloons & Buoyancy

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based on this activity.
Under Pressure
Under Pressure

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based on this activity.
Fluid Pressure
Fluid Pressure & Flow

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based on this activity.
Density Lab
Density Lab

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Density Via Comparison
Gizmos- Density Via Comparison Lab

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Density Slice And Dice
Gizmos- Density Slice & Dice Lab

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Forces and Motion
Gizmos- Equilibrium & Pressure  Lab


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Gas Laws
Gizmos- Boyles/Charles Gas Laws Lab


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Gizmos- Archimedes' Lab


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Density Lab
Gizmos- Density Lab

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Cartooning Physics
Draw forces, acceleration,and motion interacting.

Bill Nye
Pascal's Principle Simulation

Bill Nye
Pressure in a static fluid
Bill Nye
Hydraulic Simulation

hydraulic Lift
Hydraulic Lift Simulation
Prentice Hall Video

Forces In Fluids

Schlessinger Video

Bill Nye WatchKnowLearn.org
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  2. Search Air Pressure
Study Jams
  1. Air Pressure and Winds
  2. Earth's Atmosphere

Khan Academy

Discrepant Event




New situations/applications

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Reading & Math Work

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Projects by Learning Style and Media Type
Silver Sensing THinking Hand Sensing-Thinking (Mastery)
  1. Create a diagram that shows showing how pressure can be created, used, or changed.
Silver Sensing Feeling Heart Sensing-Feeling (Interpersonal)
A time when you...
  1. Show how you use pressure in your daily life. .
Intuitive Thinking-Head Intuitive-Thinking (Understanding)
Playing with facts

  1. Create a diagram that compares or contrasts many different forms of pressure.
Silver Intuitive Feeling Intuitive-Feeling (Self-Expressive)
Creating new possibiliteis

  1. Show how pressure exists accross the universe in different media.

  1. Make a video or animation of energy  (see options above.) Narrate, subtitle, or text page to show this week's concepts.

  1. Create a PowerPoint, ToonDoo, or other graphic that shows one of the projects above.

garagebandPodcast Audio

  1. Make a radio show, podcast, or song about energy (see options above.) Narrate, subtitle, or text page to show this week's concepts.
ArtistMusicianLive Presentation Project

  1. Make a poster, play, song or cartoon showing your understanding of energy in its many forms.
Essential Vocabulary & Concepts
Picture Core Knowledge or Concept
force over area
Pressure  is a force spread over an area. 
Pressure (Force � Area)

Pascal (Pa)" the unit of pressure in Newtons/meter2

(i.e. the pointy end of a stick hurts more than the side of the stick)
Fluid a substance whose shape can easily change.
Fluids are usually liquids or gasses.

In fluids, the particles (molecules and atoms) are not locked together and can move past each other.
Pressure increases with depth and decrease at higher elevations or altitudes
This is because of the weight of the fluid above.

In space, there is no pressure. It is a vacuum.
Pressure in fluids are transmitted or distributed in all directions.

Because the fluids in our body have the same pressure, we are not crushed by air pressure or water pressure in the ocean.
Pascal’s principle states that when a force is applied to a confined fluid (liquid) an increase in pressure is transmitted equally to all parts of the fluid.

Force pump is a device that causes a fluid to move from one place to another by increasing the pressure in the fluid.

Lungs and hearts works because fluids move from areas of higher pressure to areas of lower pressure.

Because blood does not leak out of the system, it is called a closed system.

A hydraulic system multiplies a force by applying the force to a smaller surface area. 
It usually uses oil or water, fluids that do not lose force when compressed.

Systems that use air, like air brakes or air nailers are called pneumatic systems.

(i.e. your foot on a brake pedal can stop a truck)

Pistons or plungers are the devices at the ends of some hydraulic systems that transmit force outside of the system

hydro- Greek root for water
Density is the amount of matter in a given space.
Floating and sinking
Buoyant force: The upward force exerted by a fluid on a submerged object that is less dense.
The property of an object to float or sink is called buoyancy.
Archimedes' Principle states that the upward buoyant force exerted on a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the weight of the fluid the body displaces.

Blaise Pascal,,(1623-1662) French mathemetician and religious philosopher whose interest in the mercury barometer led him to climb mountains and experiment with pressure. He invented mechanical adding machines that predicted computers.

Daniel Bernoulli (1700-1782) Swiss mathematician whosework with moving fluids is the basis of today's work with airplanes, submarines, water systems, and hydraulics.

Archimedes (287-212 BCE) Greek philosopher and mathematician. Supposed to have jumped out of his bath and ran down the streets when he discovered his famous principle of displaced fluids and buoyancy.


Hydraulic and pneumatic brakes in bicycles, motorcycles, cars, and trucks.