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Physics of Flight

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OVERVIEW

Explore Bernoulli’s principle as you test different wing shapes and see how airflow changes affect flight.

TAKE FLIGHT

Have you been curious to know how birds fly or why airplane wings are shaped like they are? Bernoulli’s principle is your answer!

Bernoulli’s principle explains that an increase in the speed of moving air or a flowing fluid is accompanied by a decrease in the air or fluid’s pressure.

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