UBC Physics - Air Pressure Demonstration



lesson plan

overhead slides

kinetic gas simulator

hovercraft design



This site is intended as a resource for the Physics 420 project prepared by John Dobbin, for the UBC Physics Outreach Program. The project includes constructing a physics demonstration and preparing a presentation to elementary or high school students

This presentation is intended for students in the late-elementary school, early high school range. It is highly qualitative, with an emphasis on a few basic physical concepts.

Contact Information


  • April 2, 2004 - Briefly presented at UBC Physics show for students from Vancouver-wide science fair
  • April 1, 2004 - Presented at Carson Graham Secondary for Michelle Pye and Jenn Taiche's classes