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Is Air Something?

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A collection of Thinking Fountain cards developed with Museum Magnet School classes studying air and wind.

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Whirling Wonders - These things whirl as they rise or fall through the air.

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Suds- I really like blowing bubbles but the worst part is when they break.

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Make a parachute that will carry a paper clip load.

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Parachuting Pinwheel
Here's a pinwheel that works without wind.

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by Ron Hipschman.

What is so fascinating about bubbles? The precise spherical shape, the incredibly fragile nature of the microscopically thin soap film, the beautiful colors that swirl and shimmer, or most likely, a combination of all these phenomena? Why does a bubble form a sphere at all? Why not a cube, tetrahedron, or other geometrical figure? Let's look at the forces that mold bubbles.

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Flight Path: Find the shortest path between two cities.

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LiftOff: A old fable helps you understand how planes lift.

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Aeronautics Internet Textbook, activities, lessons and links.

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Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics: airplanes, jet engines, kites, model rockets and wind tunnels

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Is Air Something? Index
Aerodynamics Index


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Last Updated: May 13 2021

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