Australian Museum

Wind Things

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Did you know that scientists are still arguing about why wings keep planes flying?? It’s true! The way air moves around objects, like a wing, is very complex and has all sorts of effects which are not easily explained….but lots of fun to explore!

Join us in playful exploration of the science of flight by constructing a small wing, a whirligig toy and a paper model plane. Experiment with these devices by predicting how they’ll behave if you change the speed of flowing air, or the weight or shape of your device.

What will you learn from your experiments that help you better understand how planes fly?


Suitable for Early Stage 1 -Stage 3

Presented in partnership with Children’s Discovery Museum this activity is part of the Sydney Science Festival celebrations for schools at the Australian Museum. Exciting discoveries and practical science will be brought to life with a unique program of hands-on activities, talks and explosive workshops, with a wide coverage of scientific fields and school curriculum links.

For school bookings only. Minimum 15 students. Times subject to change. Check the event timetable here for up to date session times.