Flow Tunnel

Special fluid shows the movement of liquids around different shapes

Watch fluids as they move by shapes, and see how smooth flow becomes turbulent as the fluid passes around an object. As a special fluid moves past cut-outs in the exhibit wall, the turbulent motion of the fluid shows in bands of color as it passes around a number of different shapes. Discover the difference between fluid motion around a smooth object and one with sharp edges.

 
 

Montshire Museum of Science Engage the Senses