OK, today is Columbus day which means people are out enjoying a day off from work/school or they are on Facebook decrying/defending the existence of Columbus Day, in either case we aren’t expecting too much blog activity.
So when better to discuss one of the more fun things you can do in science: Put things in vacuum and see what happens! For that we have the High Vacuum Pump Experiment Kit
This Kit has all that you need to do experiments. It includes the High Vacuum Pump with gauge (shown above). It also comes with a 6″ x 11″ tall glass bell jar.
It also has an acrylic high vacuum pump plate:
As well as a quart of vacuum pump oil (no pic) balloons, and petri dishes. With these final items you can get started right away expanding balloons in the bell jar and showing how the boiling temperature of water goes down with the air pressure! These items shouldn’t limit you, however, as you can also put select food products in the bell jar (marshmallows are a favorite), carbonated liquids, and much more!
Sold separately these parts would cost $1,100. In this kit, however, the price is just $949. Get one for your class or for a home schooling equipment depot.