Bernoulli’s Principle – Fun with Frederick and Fleming

Frederick and Fleming Fun - Bernoulli's Principal

Today’s mini science lesson is on why an airplane flies.  It all has to do with the Bernoulli Principal. The principal essentially states that as air flows over an object, like a wing of an airplane, it creates a low pressure over the wing which means higher pressure is under the wing.  This high pressure is what results in the lift needed for flight.

We can demonstrate this by taking a roll of toilet paper and blowing over the roll and you can watch how the air is lifted up by seeing the toilet paper lift.

We always like to make these demonstrations educational, informational and fun. So, we took 4 leaf blowers and hooked them up in the studio with rolls of toilet paper so you can see the impact when you have a stronger wind what the result is.

Frederick and Fleming Fun - Bernoulli's Principal

Today we are going to go into the science of why an airplane flies.  It all has to do with the Bernoulli Principal. The principal essentially states that as air flows over an object, like a wing of an airplane, it creates a low pressure over the wing which means high pressure is under the wing.  This high pressure is what results in the lift needed for flight. We can demonstrate this by taking a roll of toilet paper and blowing over the roll and you can watch how the air is lifted up by seeing the toilet paper lift. We always like to make these demonstrations educational and informational and fun. So, we took 4 leaf blowers and hooked them up in the studio with rolls of toilet paper so you can see the impact when you have a stronger wind what the result is.

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