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Under Pressure

Energy and Change
Jace Thurein Jackson Mosseri

Alexandria Vaughn

What is your project about? Our project is about the changes of a race car tire when more air is added to it and how the pressure affects the overall performance of the tire when we increase the PSI. Why did you choose this project? We chose this project because we have a very big interest in race cars and how different things affect them. We also wanted to know what kind of effect the tire pressure has on the tire and the changes it goes through. What was your result/overall conclusion? Our result was that air pressure changed the weight by basically none. We found out that the tire pressure increases the circumference way more than it changes the weight. Why is your project important? Our project is important because it shows people what happens if they over inflate or under inflate their tires on their car. It also shows how air can affect things a lot more than people may think.

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3 thoughts on “Under Pressure

  1. Great experiment. I appreciate that you picked a project that was applicable to your day-to-day life. Good use of graphs/photos.

  2. This project was interesting because we drive cars and have to monitor tire pressure. I can tell it was important to you as well. Way to go. You noticed, wondered and set up an experiment to find out. That’s what scientists do!

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