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Measuring Weight Using PocketLab

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Submitted by PocketLab on Fri, 06/02/2017 - 17:28


Barometric pressure is the pressure from the force or weight of air exerted on a surface. The PocketLab’s barometric pressure sensor measures the force of the air molecules that push against the sensor.


In this exploration, students will:
1. Use the barometer to measure the weight of different objects.
2. Observe how pressure (force) inside a plastic bag is affected when weight is added to the plastic bag.

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Measuring barometric pressure with PocketLab diagram
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