Science Sundays: Air Pressure

Science Central

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Science is all about having fun while learning something new. Martin Fisher with Science Central stopped by NewsChannel 15’s First News Sunday with an experiment that only needs a hair dryer/leaf blower and a ping pong ball.

First off, put the ball over the hair dryer/leaf blower, then turn on the device. The ball will be suspended in the air because of the air flow from below and gravity pushing it down. The ball will even stay suspended if you slightly tilt the device on its side. It is because there is air pressure all around you. Fisher said it is a simple experiment that anyone can do at home.

For more examples of how air pressure works, watch the video.Science Central, located on Clinton Avenue, is open Wednesday through Sunday.

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