If you have taken a flight you have a scientist named Bernoulli to thank. When you realize all the things Bernoulli did it’s kind of crazy he isn’t a household name. Besides the principle that led to flight he also made strides in medicine. He experimented with blood pressure. He was a mathematical genius and made strides with kinetic energy well before Maxwell. We started our study of Bernoulli by learning about the man. I had the kids write a mini report about him. We used this page.
Next we studied the principle. Bernoulli’s principal states the speed of a moving fluid (liquid or gas) increases, the pressure within the fluid decreases. There were several youtube video’s we watched to help us better understand. We particularly enjoyed this video.
Now it was time for a few experiments of our own.
Our First Experiment
Our Second Experiment