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Bernoulli's Flight Basics


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To understand how a plane flies you have to understand the stuff that it flies through—air.  The first three experiments investigate air and air pressure.  A simple index card is used to hold up a cup full of water, after it has been inverted.  We invoke the image of a blood sucking vampire transmogrified into a test tube and use differences in air pressure to slurp up a cup full of “blood.”  We round this section out by constructing helicopters and experimenting with air friction.  Next are a series of brain ticklers incorporating Bernoulli’s law. Collapse a tent, make an impromptu wing and bet your pop a cheeseburger that you can suspend a ping pong ball in mid air by blowing down on it.  Make a plane that shouldn’t fly, but does. And, finally, construct a balsa wood flyer and experiment with your new found understanding of the physics of flight.  6 activities in each kit.

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