Science Experiment

We are going to take a trip back in time for this.  Not too distant.  Only 2014.  For this trip we drove from our home in Michigan to Colorado.  One of our excursions took us to the top of Pike’s Peak via the Pikes Peak Cog Railway (I will try to post a link to a video for the cog railway at the bottom).  I wanted to conduct a small experiment for my 12 yr old son on effects of pressure.  The top of Pike’s Peak is 14,115 ft.  Our home is 627 ft.

While at the top of Pike’s Peak I drank half a bottle of water and sealed the lid tight.  The reason I only drank half the bottle was to allow for the compression I knew would take place on the way back.  I kept this bottle sealed for the remainder of the trip and the drive back to Michigan.  Below is the result of the pressure difference between 14,115 ft and 627 ft.

experiment

As promised, here is a link to a video of the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway.  We have ridden this many times and enjoyed each time.

 

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