Learning Center Four: Resources and Extension Activities
  1. ‍At USA Today, Jack Williams explains some basics about air pressure, including a fine little animated graphic that goes into action if you move your cursor over it. For a lot more science, follow his link near the end of the article.http://www.usatoday.com/weather/tg/whighlow/whighlow.htm

  2. ‍SurfNetKids.com recommends five Web sites on air pressure:http://www.surfnetkids.com/air_pressure.htm

  3. ‍NASA explains how kids can make a real barometer:http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/air_pressure/barometer.htmlA more general introduction to air pressure on the same Web site is fun, especially the "Take a Balloon Ride" feature that demonstrates what happens to a hot air balloon as it rises from sea level to 10,000 meters.http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/air_pressure

  4. ‍NOAA offers a pretty good Web page with links to simple activities even if they do write (at least as this lesson plan goes to press) "common dominator" when they mean "common denominator":http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/atmos/pressure.htm

  5. ‍PhysicalGeography.net sponsors a more sophisticated page with some nice graphics:http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/7d.html

  6. ‍The KidsGeo.com Web site makes an interesting PowerPoint® presentation on the atmosphere available:http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0081-atmospheric-pressure.php

  7. ‍Directions for making more advanced barometers from simple materials: http://www.homelyscientist.com/2006/10/make-your-own-barometer/http://www.home-weather-stations-guide.com/how-to-make-a-barometer.htmlhttp://www.home-weather-stations-guide.com/make-a-barometer.htmlhttp://www.spartechsoftware.com/reeko/Experiments/ExpHomemadeBarometer.htm