Pressure & Fluid Mechanics Demonstration List

Pressure & Fluid Mechanics Demonstration List

Pressure:

  • balloon
  • book resting on balloon
  • book with thumbtack on balloon
  • paint stirrer & newspaper
  • rubber mat with hook
  • can crush
  • bed of nails

Hydraulic Pressure:

  • hovercraft

Atmospheric & Hydrostatic Pressure:

  • buret & funnel manometer
  • Magdeburg hemispheres
  • cup of water and index card
  • syphon hose

Buoyancy:

  • ping-pong ball or balloon under water
  • upside-down beaker with paper towel inside
  • beaker floating in water
    • right-side-up with & without added weight
    • upside-down with trapped air
  • spring scale & mass in and out of water

Gas Laws:

  • vacuum pump (pressure & volume) with
    • balloon (air vs. water)
    • shaving cream
  • absolute zero apparatus (pressure & temperature)
  • can crush (pressure, volume & temperature)

Bernoulli Forces:

  • blow across a piece of paper
  • ping-pong ball and vacuum cleaner hose with & without funnel
  • Venturi tube (or compressed air and styrofoam)
Last modified: Monday, 28 April 2014, 3:42 PM