NATIONAL CREATE A VACUUM DAY
National Create A Vacuum Day on February 4th explores spaces void of matter. On this day, we are challenged to create one.
A vacuum is created when the pressure inside a space is lower than the pressure outside the area.
It’s difficult in a world full of minuscule particles of matter to create a space that has absolutely no matter. However, we create partial or simple vacuums at home. One of the easiest ways is using a syringe. By plugging up the open end and pulling back on the plunger, the space inside will be mostly free of matter. There will always be microscopic particles remaining, though.
HOW TO OBSERVE #CreateAVacuumDay
Conduct an experiment using vacuums. Return to science class by watching videos that show how to create vacuums. Watch a documentary about the vacuum of space. You might learn about what creatures can survive there, too
Use #CreateAVacuumDay to post on social media.
Educators and families, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for more ways to Celebrate Every Day!
NATIONAL CREATE A VACUUM DAY HISTORY
Although we continue researching the origins of this fascinating holiday, we’re certain they’re somewhere in the vacuum of someone’s mind.
Q. What are some ways I can create a vacuum at home?
A. Visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for some fun ways to create a vacuum at home.
Q. Q. Will a straw work in space?
A. It depends whether or not you’re in a pressurized cabin. If you are trying to suck a liquid through a straw outside of a pressurized cabin, there is no atmosphere to force the liquid up the straw. Inside a pressurized cabin, there is enough atmosphere to force the liquid up the straw.