Wind Tunnel


Wings are one of the most important parts of a plane. Have you ever wondered how engineers know when a wing would work? They use wind tunnels to test different wings and determine the most effective ones. On this station you’ll learn how a plane sustains itself in horizontal flight. You’ll do two experiments varying the angle of attack and speed to see their effect on a wing’s lift.

Skils and subjects

  • Security
  • Computer control
  • Action / reaction principle
  • Bernoulli’s principle
  • Pressure
  • Lift
  • Critical angle
  • Measurement errors
  • Data collection
  • Use of Tables
  • Charts
  • Experimental conclusions