Pascal's Vases


Pascal's vases and a beaker of colored water

Concept Overview:

1. Gravity pressure at a given depth is independent of shape or size of the container

Lecturer Procedure

Step(s) to Follow Expected Result

1. Pour some liquid into one of the vessels.

2. Adjust to a convenient level by adding liquid.

3. Tilt to show that liquid flows freely between containers.

4. Call attention to the levels in the containers.

Regardless of shape or volume, each vase with will have the same vertical boundary of liquid



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FL: HS - 005