Wind Tubes


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In this activity, learners create and experiment with wind tubes. These tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects. Construction uses everyday materials such as a fan and embroidery hoops. It’s fun to make things fly out of or float in the tubes, and to adjust the tubes to change the way the objects fly. The activity requires a significant amount of time and resources to build and may require adult help in construction. Experimentation with the wind tubes is engaging for a wide age range of learners. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 12

    Topics: Engineering & Design, Weather, Climate & Atmosphere, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Physics

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    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Students