Students use balloons and CDs to create a hovercraft that will slide effortlessly across the table. This relates to air pressure, surface area, friction, balance, and air bearings. This video also includes one of Mr. Mac’s crazy stories, “Jack and Jill and the Octomonsters,” to help students remember the lesson. Difficulty: Medium
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