24 Aug 2016 - 21 Oct 2016

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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Dates: Wednesdays to Fridays ONLY from Wednesday 24 August to Friday 21 October 2016 *excluding school holidays
Times: 2 sessions: 10.30 am or 12.30 pm
Duration: 1 hour facilitated workshop (Optional: additional 30min self-directed).
Year Levels: Recommended for Years 2-6 (max 35 students per booking)
Cost: FREE! All materials and equipment are supplied.
Bookings: Essential. Please complete this booking form and return to [email protected] or fax 07 3810 7030.
Curriculum Links: Technology Design and Technologies | Visual Art | Science | Critical and Creative Thinking