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published by the Rochester Museum and Science Center
This web page contains instructions to build an air cannon from simple, household materials.  A plastic bottle, clip wrap, and rubber bands are used to build this demonstration of a "vortex generator."  Activities for experimentation with the cannon are provided as well as an explanation of how the air cannon works.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Fluids
- Dynamics of Fluids
= Vortices
- Statics of Fluids
= Static Pressure
- Informal Education
- Middle School
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Project
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- Educators
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2002 Rochester Museum and Science Center
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Keywords: air cannon, pressure, project, vortex generator
Record Creator: Metadata instance created September 15, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Jul 06, 2009 by Raina Khatri
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when Cataloged:
November 19, 2002
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AIP Format
(Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, 2002), WWW Document, (http://rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/science/aircannon.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Science Experiment of the Week: Air Cannon, (Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, 2002), <http://rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/science/aircannon.html>.
APA Format
Science Experiment of the Week: Air Cannon. (2002, November 19). Retrieved September 18, 2020, from Rochester Museum and Science Center: http://rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/science/aircannon.html
Chicago Format
Rochester Museum and Science Center. Science Experiment of the Week: Air Cannon. Rochester: Rochester Museum and Science Center, November 19, 2002. http://rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/science/aircannon.html (accessed 18 September 2020).
MLA Format
Science Experiment of the Week: Air Cannon. Rochester: Rochester Museum and Science Center, 2002. 19 Nov. 2002. 18 Sep. 2020 <http://rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/science/aircannon.html>.
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