DIY Barometer

What you need:barometer
• Scissors
• Tape
• Balloon
• Jar
• Elastic rubber band
• Straw

What you do:
• Cut the balloon in half.
• Discard the piece with the neck on it.
• Take the remaining piece of the balloon and stretch it across the glass or jar.
• Keep it stretched firmly across and seal it down with the rubber band, around the rim of the glass jar.
• Tape the straw onto the balloon lid; the straw should be sitting one quarter of a way on the lid, with the tape about 1 inch from the edge of the straw end that is sitting on the balloon lid. The straw is your indicator “needle”.
• Trim the straw if it’s too long, but leave more length off the jar as what is attached to it.
• Put the finished glass jar next to a wall and tape a piece of paper or card to the wall behind it.
• Mark the current position of the straw on the paper, and mark one above and below the mark, about the same length away, and label the high and low pressure.
• Check the straw regularly and keep marking its location on the paper for a few days.

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