All About Air Pressure Unit - Grade 3 to 6

60 minute video + 7 Printable Experiments + Scope & Sequence + Cross-curricular Teaching & Project Ideas + Curriculum links & more

A unit of work exploring weather, flight & pressure for Grades 3 to 6

Your students will explore the world of air pressure and discover how it affects everything from the formation of storms to the physics of flight. With exciting experiments and innovative activities, your students will develop a deep understanding of the principles of air pressure and how it shapes our world. 

Following this 60 minute video & student activities, your students will understand;

- high vs low pressure
- what happens when you heat or cool air
- how air pressure changes with altitude
- the role of air pressure in producing clouds
- the 4 forces acting on a plane wing during flight
- the application of Bernoulli's principle for flight & more!

Curriculum links across Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand (see below for specific linkages)
> Australian Curriculum
> NSW Science Syllabus
> Victorian F - 10 Science Curriculum
> US Next Generation Science Standards
> The Ontario Curriculum
> The New Zealand Curriculum

Includes 7 printable PDF experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas, common student misconceptions to be aware of as well as Australian, USA, Canadian & New Zealand curriculum outcomes, crossword, word search, experiment templates and a risk assessment template.  

Optional materials to have on hand include plastic cups, water, a bowl, a plastic pipette (or pen lid), blu tak (or a metal nut), 600mL soft drink bottle, metal tray, paper towelling, matches, glass.

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In this exciting program, your students will discover the building blocks of matter and learn about the fascinating properties of acids and bases. With engaging experiments and hands-on activities, your students will develop a deep understanding of the principles of chemistry and how they shape our world.

Includes 10 x experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas as well as Australian and USA curriculum outcomes and a risk assessment template.

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Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 3 million kids since 2004. 
He has worked in hundreds of schools & early learning centres, has presented countless preschool teacher professional development programs and is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences.

He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker, 2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services and the receiver of both the 2023 University of Technology Sydney Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and the Faculty Award of Excellence for Science plus several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is a former educator leader for the International Society for Technology in Education, a board member for Educating 4 Leadership, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration and an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW.

He is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’ & the host of the FizzicsEd Podcast.

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    • 60 minute video
    • 7 Experiments
    • Student Project Ideas
    • Vocabulary List & Quiz
    • Scope & Sequence
    • Cross-curricular Teaching Ideas
    • Common student misconceptions
    • Background Teacher notes
    • Marking Rubric
    • Experiment & Risk assessment templates
    • Crossword puzzle & Word search
    • Colouring pages
    • Curriculum links for Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand
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