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Does Air Have Matter?

Does Air Have Matter?
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 4y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

Stephanie Sims
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Is air a something? Does it have matter? Does it take up space? We are curious, and scientific investigations are a terrific way for us to find answers!

How We Did It

Does Air Have Matter?
We only needed curiosity and silliness to find answers to this investigation! Does air have matter? We were going to find out with a plastic bag.
Does Air Have Matter?

We opened the bag with flair....

Does Air Have Matter?

...and scooped in air (we didn't blow it in!, just scooped).

Does Air Have Matter?

Then we sealed the bag up tightly.

Does Air Have Matter?

Then we put the bag to the test! The gas molecules pushed to get out.... we pressed against the gas to see if we could force it out.

Does Air Have Matter?
Again.
Does Air Have Matter?
And again.
Does Air Have Matter?

And again.

Does Air Have Matter?

And again.

Does Air Have Matter?

....and again. And we didn't push it out. "Does air have matter, Maddie?" I asked.

"Yes!"

"How do you know?"

"Because air takes up space!" Air definitely has matter!

Keywords

science physics

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