2B20.50 Pressure Syringe

Concepts

Hydrostatic pressure is the same in all directions

Overview

The pressure syringe squirts water with equal force in all directions.

Details

Equipment

  • [1] Pressure syringe (a glass sphere with holes in it on the end of a glass tube with a piston)
  • [1] Beaker of water

Important Notes

  • This demonstration squirts water all over the classroom

Script

  1. Insert the glass sphere of the pressure syringe into the beaker of water.
  2. Pull the piston up to fill the sphere with water.
  3. Point the syringe at the wall.
  4. Push the piston down to squirt the water out of the sphere. The water will squirt with equal force in all directions.

 

Additional Resources

References

  • PIRA 2B20.50
  • Sutton M-271 Pressure the Same in All Directions - Pascal's Law. DHP Fb-2.

Disclaimer

  • Don't attempt this at home!

Last revised

  • 2020

Technicals

Original construction: purchased.

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If you have any questions about the demos or notes you would like to add to this page, contact Ricky Chu at ricky_chu AT sfu DOT ca.