Lath and Newspaper


Newspaper covers half a piece of lath

Concept Overview:

1. A demonstration of the pressure exerted by the atmosphere.

Lecturer Procedure

Step(s) to Follow Expected Result

1. Place the lath such that about half of it extends out from the lecture bench.

2. Cover the portion of the lath still on the bench with the newspaper.

3. Strike the free end of the board sharply.

The lath will break cleanly

Broken lath


FL: HS - 015