CAPE Science

Science Education

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." -Carl Sagan 

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Our Mission Statement: Inspire wonder in young minds by providing a hands-on STEM education experience.   

Life In A Vacuum

 

Life In A Vacuum is a captivating program about air pressure with vacuum chamber experiments as the main attraction.  First, we'll use low-tech demonstrations to introduce the concept of air pressure and how it pushes down on us in our everyday lives.  Then we'll focus on the idea of a vacuum and see what it means for objects to be in an air-free environment.  Highlighting trends of pressure and volume, we'll draw comparisons of why certain objects act similarly or different when placed inside the vacuum chamber, as well as differentiate how our vacuum environment is both similar and different to the vacuum of space.  

 

Life In A Vacuum is a great introduction to air pressure for younger students, and the perfect demonstrative way to teach or review the Ideal Gas Law to older students.