Get Your Science On: Cam Crusher

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Check out this awesome little experiment to crush our beloved mascot, Cam The Ram (or your plush toy of choice). Don’t worry, Cam was fine and bounces right back!

What You Need:

  • A clear lightweight plastic bag
  • The pump from a vacuum food sealer
  • Tubing and tape
  • A soundproof box and a momentary switch (optional)

What’s Going On:

We are all under pressure; the weight of the air in our atmosphere pushes in on us in all directions. For Cam (or any plush toy), there is also air on the inside that pushes back out. The vacuum pump removes the air from bag, which decreases the pressure on the inside of the bag. This allows the pressure from the air outside of the bag to crush Cam!