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Scale aircraft in a wind tunnel

Pre-flight Testing

Learn about some of the ways Aerospace engineers test new designs.

Eric makes art with a straw, thanks to the Bernoulli principle

ScienceXplosion - Painting at the Bernoulli

On this episode of ScienceXplosion, Eric makes his own airbrush and learns more about the Bernoulli Principle. It's not magic, it's science!

Aircraft mechanic

Aerodynamic Aviation Careers

Students will examine the aerodynamics of an airplane with the goal of improving an existing design and will explore careers associated with such a process.

Ketchup bottle and ketchup spill

Why is ketchup so hard to pour?

Ever go to pour ketchup on your fries… and nothing comes out? We’ll let the secrets about the viscosity of this non-Newtonian fluid out of the bottle!

A variety of lava lamps

Lava Lamps

Lava lamps are very interesting to look at. But they are also interesting examples of buoyancy, heat transfer and solubility!

Pitcher holding a baseball

Why Do Curveballs Curve?

Bernoulli’s equation is key to understanding why curveballs curve.

Construction vehicles use hydraulics. Image © Djahan, iStockPhoto.com

Hydraulics 101

Hydraulics power many of the large machines you see around you.

Container ship in St. John’s harbor, Newfoundland, Canada

Why do Ships Float?

Have you ever been on a ship and wondered how you’re staying afloat? The answer is buoyancy!