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Air Zooka! NGSS

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This amazing device launches a powerful vortex of air up to 20 feet.

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This amazing device launches a powerful vortex of air up to 20 feet. Powerful enough to blow out a candle from across the room! Safe for classroom use because it launches no projectile, only a strong puff of air. The Air Zooka really will "blow away" your students. Try it with our Diffusion Mist for vortices you can see! Easy to assemble and use. No batteries required. Colors may vary. Note: Bulky item. Higher shipping rates may apply, especially for international and express orders.

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Air Zooka! Vortex Launcher
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Air takes up space, exerts pressure, and has mass. The Air Zooka is a great way to show that air does have mass. We use the Air Zooka with lower school outreach as part of our presentation of properties of gases. While there are other ways to show gases have mass (blowing on your hand, standing in front of a fan, seeing videos of tornadoes and hurricanes, feeling the wind on a windy day), the students at our outreach presentations truly shout with joy when we bring out the Air Zookas and are "blown" with them. They express their desire to be blown again and again. One note of safety, do not aim towards their eyes. Particles can be blown into their eyes or they may have contact lenses that could result in damage to their eyes. Afterwards, our presenters hold a discussion about what is actually hitting them - air particles - and if they are particles they must have mass. My presenters, as well as the students, have great fun playing with the Air Zookas. If one walks into my classroom while the Air Zookas are out in use, they would think I wasn't instructing my presenters, but I am! We're just having a lot of fun as we learn the concepts and appropriate methods of presenting to the intended audience. Try one; both you and your students will enjoy this hands-on learning item as they "blast one another." If you use the wizard stick, I suggest that it is used after blowing the air alone so the kids will not think it is the smoke generated by the wizard stick that causes them to feel the air.
Kenneth Lyle

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Awesome fun for the whole family!
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Everyone enjoyed playing with this toy, from my 5 year old daughter to my 70 year old father!
Meg Buckland

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air zooka
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Like! This is better than the bigger airzooka with two handles. This one is accurate and at a great price.
Mark Carter

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Mrs.
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Absolutely awesome! My nephews, niece, their mother, and my own enjoyed this for 2.5 hours!
Krise Morado

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Mom
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My son and whole family all loved playing with them!
Kelley Trump

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Air Zooka
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Very Popular, for 10 year olds and older, Great for goofy adults! Always a big hit.
Shyla McGill

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kids loved it
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Easy to assemble. The kids at the science fair loved it. A little difficult for the younger kids to operate, it takes a bit of strength to pull it back.
Paula

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Great!
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What fun this toy is!
Mary Pothier

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A very fun toy (science instrument)
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You can enhance the learning experience by adding a fog machine. Students are able to watch the rings of air that are produced. This was a big hit in my classroom raffle.
Patrick Cobb

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Fun for all
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I have used this product with multiple ages- all loved it!
Dr. Susan Thomas

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Retired teacher
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I have used these with both students and when doing teacher training. They are great to use for a discrepant event.
Cheryl Cooper

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Awesome
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The kids loved this. They would snipe each other when they weren't looking. Cat wasn't crazy about it though!!
Tony

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Moving air without breathing
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I own a few of those and when kids play with it, they don't want to share, go figure! At first, when I ask a simple question about air; How can you move air? Everybody says it is impossible since you can't grab a hold of air, it is all around us, So I let them scratch their brain for a few minutes, and ask them another question; would you be able to blow a candle from 10 or 15 feet away? At that point, they look at me and think I am crazy. And many discussions start from there. And when I present Airzooka, everything gets clearer in their mind.
Martin Roy

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Need two
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Thought this would be fun, but you really need two and the results aren't dramatic enough to keep two youngsters busy for more than 5 minutes...
Laura

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Airzooka - blow away misconceptions about air
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I brought this into my classroom to illustrate the idea of air as matter (not nothing). To some degree, it worked. However, I know other kids mostly just wanted a chance to aim it at their friends and try to hit someone/thing with the puff of air. It's hard to aim, though. The sights are useless. If you want to make a point with it, be sure to practice and figure it out before failing in front of a crowd.
Marina P

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Gotta have one!
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Talk about fun and learning together! Provide a concrete experience that air is matter. Also reinforce teaching about waves, sound and more. Want to amaze your students? Line them all up along a wall and then shoot a blast along, just next to, the line. They can hear and feel the wave go past them. Too cool!
Mike Skutches

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Air Made of Matter
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The Airzooka is a great way to begin an investigation of matter. Students are instantly engaged by the "ball" of air fired by the Airzooka and eagerly provide explanations of how it works. This leads to further investigations of matter, gases, and mixtures.
Lori Chen

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

2-PS1-1

Students can use the Air Zooka Vortex Launcher to plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

3-PS2-2

Students can use the Air Zooka Vortex Launcher to make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

4-LS1-2

Students can the use the Air Zooka Vortex Launcher to develop a model to describe how animals receive types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.

5-PS1-1

Students can the use the Air Zooka Vortex Launcher to develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

5-PS1-3

Students can the use the Air Zooka Vortex Launcher to make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

MS-PS1-4

Students can use the Air Zooka Vortex Launcher to develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion.

MS-PS2-2

Students can use the Air Zooka Vortex Launcher to plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

MS-PS4-2

Students can use the Air Zooka Vortex Launcher to develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflects, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.

MS-LS1-8

Students can use the Air Zooka Vortex Launcher to gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.

HS-PS2-1

Students can use the Air Zooka Vortex Launcher to investigate and analyze data to support the claim that Newton's Second Law of Motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

2-PS1-1
5-PS1-1
5-PS1-3
MS-PS1-4
MS-PS1-4
HS-PS2-1

Students can use the Air Zooka Vortex Launcher in a number of investigations on states of matter, air friction, air pressure, the Bernoulli Principle and Coanda Effect.

4-LS1-2
MS-LS1-8

It can be used during stimuli experiments, as the blast of air is safe and effective.

The Wizard Stick Fog Generator (ZL-200) adds smoke to the Air Zooka demonstration. Students are able to observe large smoke rings safely when used together.

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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