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How wings work


Boldrewood Innovation Campus

Building: B176

Room: Rm 1037

Age suitable for: 7+

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What holds an aeroplane up and keeps an F1 car on track?

We can use the way water flows to find out!

In this activity, you'll see how wings keep aeroplanes in the air and help race cars take the best line using a water tunnel. You'll get hands-on with how researchers use lasers and special particles to see the invisible "air" currents that help wings generate lift.