Learning Lesson: Going with the Flow

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Tornado in Dimmitt Texas 1995

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS)


Bernoulli's principle states that in fluid flow, an increase in velocity occurs simultaneously with decrease in pressure. The students will discover that the faster air moves (air acting as a fluid), the lower the pressure beccomes within that air flow. They will see this effect blowing between two soda cans.

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