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Learning to Use a Pressure Sensor

Experiment #1 from Investigating Gas Pressure

Education Level
Elementary School


You can use the Pressure Sensor to measure changes in pressure in a closed system (a container that does not allow any air to move in or out). In this activity, you will work with a Pressure Sensor to learn how it behaves.


  • Learn to use the Gas Pressure Sensor.
  • Measure the changing pressure as you move the plunger on a syringe.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following sensors and equipment. Additional equipment may be required.

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