Thunder in a Bag Experiment  


If thunder is a sonic boom that occurs when air suddenly expands as the result of a lightning strike, it must be possible to produce a similar sound by forcing air to expand rapidly.


Inflate a small paper bag with air and twist it closed, then smack it hard with your other hand. But before you do...

Write down what you predict will happen and why?



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Write down what happened.


What does it mean?


What has the experiment confirmed or disproved?




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