Explore the properties of air and wind! How high can the big blower push a scarf? Can you suspend a ball in an air stream? How does a windmill turn?
Experience the wonder of wind! Explore our vertical wind tunnel room where visitors can create and launch scarves, balls and flyers into the air. See whose scarf can soar to the top of the 22-foot tower! Set up a model windmill and use it to generate electricity in the Wind Test Zone. At the Bernoulli Blower learn about the principles of aerodynamics by balancing a ball in a stream of air.
Did you know? While it is not possible to see the wind, we can see its effect on things around us. Wind is a natural force. If you walk against a strong wind you can feel a force of energy.
Experiment with the forces of wind! Build a propellor or windmill and learn the measure of its efficiency, switch the paddle shape to see the effects . Hypothesize and test weights vs. heights of flying and floating objects.