National Create A Vacuum Day

Create pressure in an area that is lower than the space outside of it, and you have the makings of National Create A Vacuum Day. On February 4th, this science-friendly national day can be a source of fun. No one is asking you to become a Nobel Prize entrant, but learning more about this interesting day can be great for you and your young ones.

What Is National Create A Vacuum Day?

One of the easiest ways to create a vacuum is by using a syringe. When you pull up the plunger, it leaves a void in the middle. This middle will be mostly void of matter, although not entirely; tiny particles will still be present. But you get a general idea of what this practice entails. Although there is no mention of who came up with this day, we get the feeling they would have wanted people to learn more about how vacuums work.

A controversial science, many famous scientists and personalities have debated the science behind vacuums for hundreds of years. Creating a space with no matter is actually impossible, but a partial vacuum is achievable.

How To Observe National Create A Vacuum Day

There are worse subjects to revisit after you have left school, so why not go to YouTube and find some explainer videos about how vacuums work? The science behind it is one thing, but there are also videos about how you can create your own vacuum. It is a good opportunity to get the kids involved and teach them something new and exciting.

The hashtag #CreateAVacuumDay is also going to be a useful source of information. Why not share what you are doing to see if you can encourage others to try and make a space with as little matter as possible?

It could also be a good day to leave the vacuum in the cupboard and take a day off from the chores.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 4 Sunday
Next year (2025)
February 4 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
February 4 Saturday