Purpose:Illustrates the molecular nature of gas pressure
Description:A vibrator motor is activated causing chaotic motion of a group of ball bearings in a clear plastic container. The upward motion of the ball bearings pushes a black plastic plate upward, indicating the upward force of "air pressure" on the plate. Increasing the speed of the motor by turning up the variac increases the average speed of the balls and pushes the plate up further, modeling a greater pressure.
Loc codes:I6, PW1
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