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Under Pressure

In this video we replicate Pascal's famous experiment that showed atmospheric pressure was due to the column of the weight of the air above. To test this we build a simple pressure measuring device, make measurements around Boston, and then use the ideal gas law to calculate the pressures we measured.

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MIT Engineering K-12 Video Pilot 2

MIT Engineering K-12 Video Pilot 2

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