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Fluids

Scale aircraft in a wind tunnel

Pre-flight Testing

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

Four Harvard training aircraft

How Planes Fly

Learn about what gets planes up in the air, what keeps them up there, and what brings them down again.

Luke Ingersoll en tenue de plongée

Luke Ingersoll

Occupational Diver

Luke Ingersoll is a diver, the owner of TayAus Diving Ltd., working in the aquaculture industry.
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!

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!

Smoke from a crop-duster shows wake turbulence

What is Air Turbulence?

Learn about the science behind the four main causes of turbulence.

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.

is-it-possible-to-change-water-into-cola

Is it possible to change water into cola?

Explore the concept of displacement of fluids in this hands on activity.

Is it a liquid or a solid?

Is it a liquid or a solid?

Make some goop that has the properties of a liquid and a solid.

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

Hydraulics 101

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

How can I make a Vortex Cannon?

How can I make a Vortex Cannon?

Build a vortex cannon and discover how fluids (liquids and gases) can move in unique ways due to their physical properties.

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!