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Science with Zoe & Cogs - Experiment 9
Marshmallow Space Face
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Draw a face on the side (the curved part, notthe circular end) of a mini marshmallow. Youcan draw any facial expression you like – itdoesn’t have to be smiling!
Pull out the plunger and place the marsh-mallow inside the syringe so that it is just
touching the sides – it needs to t snugly
rather than being squashed in.
Air pressure is all around us, althoughwe don’t notice it. What happens toobjects when you redude or increase the
What to do:
Things you need:
Mini marshmallows A 5 or 10 ml medical syringe with no needle (availablefrom chemists) A felt tip pen
Depress the syringe plunger until it is touch-ing the top of your marshmallow face. Now
hold your nger tightly against the bottom of
the syringe to make a seal.
Pull the plunger up – you’ll notice it’s a bit
difcult to pull it up with your nger pressed
tightly on the other end of the syringe. Watchwhat happens to your marshmallow.