Can you light a match? Then, get an adult to watch and demonstrate this intriguing property of air.
While some people were baking, some charting Human Migration, some drawing and some working with parts of speech, a couple of us decided to repeat a demonstration we’d seen: Warm Air Rises.
Striking the match away from us, and from the box, holding it level, and lighting a candle, we waited for the warm air to rise.
The curl of paper is a spiral with the center balanced at the top. It began to rotate as the warm air from the candle went up. We enjoyed talking about it and just watching it. It seemed mysterious at first. Now, even though we think we understand it, we still love to watch it. It is very satisfying to see what such a small amount of air can do.
Small things, big results.