06 Oct 2020 - 11 Dec 2020

Design and build flying creations to test in the Wind Tubes.

Wind tubes are vertical wind tunnels. They are a playful way to explore how moving air affects everyday objects. A visit to Wind Tubes will introduce students to concepts of aerodynamics such as weight, gravity, surface area and shape in relation to moving air.

Students can create flying devices with simple materials such as foam, cardboard, feathers and cellophane, then test their creations inside the various wind tubes. Gravity, shape and airflow cause their designs to fly, fall or hover in moving air. Through experimentation creativity, critical thinking and problem solving students can explore theories about how creations fly, then make modification and test again to achieve design goals. Wind Tubes are an inventive way to explore the connections between art and science.

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Term Dates: BOOK FOR TERM 4 – Tuesday 6 October to Friday 11 December 2020 WEEKDAYS ONLY
Session Times: 3 Sessions Daily: 9:30am-11am | 11:30am-1pm | 1:30pm-3pm
Year Levels: All ages welcome. Recommended for Years 2-6. (max 30 people per booking) Students must be supervised by an accompanying adult at all times.
Cost: FREE! All materials and equipment are supplied.
Bookings: Essential. Please complete this Booking Form and return to [email protected] .

NB A COVID-Safe plan for the Gallery is currently in place including the following measures:

    • Limiting admission in line with Queensland Government Guidelines
    • Ensuring compliance with physical distancing
    • Undertaking additional regular cleaning of the Gallery including high-traffic areas and high-touch items
    • Providing sanitiser stations throughout the Gallery
    • Continuing to monitor Queensland Government Health guidelines and providing updates when required.
Curriculum Links: Technology Design and Technologies | Visual Art | Science | Critical and Creative Thinking