Jan
29
2009

Vacuums don't suck they push and pull

For most of us, the first thing we think of when we hear the word "vacuum" is the common household appliance. However, that is not the only kind of "vacuum" that exists. To help expand "vacuums" beyond the common household definition, we, the Mentor Buzz team, have created a series of multimedia presentations on the word or theme of vacuums. As defined by the ever-venerable Wikipedia, a vacuum "is a volume of space that is essentially empty of matter, such that its gaseous pressure is much less than atmospheric pressure." A simpler definition of "vacuum" that we created is that a vacuum is a space that basically doesn't have air or has very little air in relation to how big the space or container is. Based on this definition, we split up into three groups and created three different projects that will hopefully explain some aspect of the science of vacuums: a video, a series of step-by-step experiments, and a game. Here is what we have created.
Video:

Experiments:

Game:
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/mentorbuzz1/389395

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

maleman001's picture
maleman001 says:

wow you guys did a great job i wish i was there i will see you guys tomorrow

posted on Fri, 01/30/2009 - 5:22pm
ayah.osman's picture
ayah.osman says:

This turned out great!

posted on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 4:16pm
ayah.osman's picture
ayah.osman says:

This turned out great!

posted on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 4:16pm
samanthapha's picture

We did a good job! Hopefully everyone else enjoys it.

posted on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 4:17pm
plee057's picture
plee057 says:

Our video is tight! The song is awsome! This really made the meaning of "vacuum" interesting..

posted on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 4:17pm
dellax28's picture
dellax28 says:

Della Xiong
Nice, the videos turn out to be really good

posted on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 4:19pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this video is cool. Awsome experiments you guys. You guys must of worked hard on it.

posted on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 5:12pm
haha's picture
haha says:

thats so kewl pplz!

posted on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 5:31pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

That was great! Thanks for posting these videos. I especially liked the marshmellow and collapsing pop can experiments. I remember doing the egg experiment in physics class many eons ago. Did anyone make egg salad sandwiches afterwards?

posted on Sun, 02/01/2009 - 10:30am
Candace's picture
Candace says:

huh. i though the only thing a vaccum did was to clean the house and suck up dirt..ect. out of carpet..

posted on Tue, 02/24/2009 - 11:01pm

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