Ruler Vs. Atmosphere

Intro: Ruler Vs. Atmosphere

We will explore the idea that the Atmosphere has weight! How cool are gas laws?! (And Sasha's kitten)

Step 1: Placement of Ruler

Take a 100% wooden ruler and place it on a desk so that it extends a bit over the desk.

Step 2: Placement of Newspaper

Place two full sheets of newspaper over the section of the meter stick that remains on the desk.

Step 3: Smooth and Flatten Newspaper

Smooth the newspaper out several times so it lies on the table as flat as possible.

Step 4: Karate Chop

After putting on your safety goggles... try to karate chop the meter stick.

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    3 Discussions

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    MikB

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Of course the true explanation is that the kitten is holding the ruler down :)

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    sashimoo

    3 years ago

    I know right! It's my chemistry project:) @tomatoskins