Ultimate Can Crusher – 55 Gallon Drum

Crush a steel drum using the power of air pressure.

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Steve Spangler often says… “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.” That’s probably what happened here when he tried to super-size the classic Can Crusher experiment using a 55-gallon steel drum and a kiddie pool.

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Discussion Questions…

Look at the original Can Crusher experiment.

How is this version using a steel drum different from the original experiment?

What factors did Steve and Higgins need to take into account when trying to upscale this experiment?

Could a plastic barrel be used in place of a steel drum? Why or why not?

How is this experiment similar or different from the Egg in the Bottle experiment?

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