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Aerodynamics & Hydrodynamics Videos (19 results)

You've seen for yourself, or in videos, planes flying, rockets hurdling towards space, boats racing through the water and submarines exploring the depths of the ocean. Have you ever stopped and thought about the aerodynamics and hydrodynamics involved in their operation? There is a lot of interesting science that goes into how they work!

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Unsure of what the steps of the scientific method are? Not sure how to apply the scientific method? Watch how we use the scientific method to explore the science of popping boba – fun juice filled balls that pop in your mouth. You can find more information about each step of the scientific method at https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science-fair/steps-of-the-scientific-method?from=YouTube. Science Buddies also hosts a library of instructions for over 1,500 other hands-on…
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Build your own mini popsicle stick drone (quadcopter) in this fun STEM activity! A kit is available: https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/science-buddies/diy-mini-drone-kit/?aff=SB1 Written instructions are on the Science Buddies website: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/diy-mini-drones?from=YouTube DIY Mini Drone video series: Part 1: Build Your Drone | https://youtu.be/Q-BluEJBHLw Part 2: Altitude Control Circuit | https://youtu.be/53h1bFE64uQ Part 3: Arduino Altitude…
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Have you ever wondered what makes a paper plane fly? Some paper planes clearly fly better than others. But why is this? In this activity, you will explore how changing the forces that act on a plane will affect its flight. So, get ready to start folding! Written instructions are available on our website at https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/paper-airplanes-aerodynamics?from=YouTube. Science Buddies also hosts a library of instructions for over 1,000 other hands-on science projects,…
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Learn how to make a whirlybird from paper and discover what extra weight does to a helicopter in this fun STEM activity. Written instructions are available on the Science Buddies website: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/whirlybird?from=YouTube. For a free whirlybird template, click https://www.sciencebuddies.org/Files/15270/5/whirlybird-template.pdf?from=YouTube. Science Buddies also hosts a library of instructions for over 1,000 other hands-on science projects, lesson plans,…
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This fun video shows how to make a parachute for your bottle rocket. For detailed instructions, and to learn about the science behind this activity, click https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/bottle-rocket-design?from=YouTube To learn how to make and shoot bottle rockets, watch the video https://youtu.be/c4Iu_-jqegw or click https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/bottle-rocket-design?from=YouTube Science Buddies also hosts a library of instructions for over 1,000 other…
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Bottle rockets are fun! This video shows how you can make fins and a nose cone from items you have around the house. Written instructions and the scientific explanation of what propels these rockets are available on our website at https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/bottle-rocket-design?from=YouTube. Watch the video https://youtu.be/qfelBhJPQ1o for help on designing a parachute.  Science Buddies also hosts a library of instructions for over 1,000 other hands-on science projects,…
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The next step in our mini popsicle stick drone project (https://youtu.be/Q-BluEJBHLw)? Build a circuit to control its altitude! A kit is available: https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/science-buddies/diy-mini-drone-kit/?aff=SB1 Written instructions are on the Science Buddies website: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/drone-altitude-control?from=YouTube DIY Mini Drone video series: Part 1: Build Your Drone | https://youtu.be/Q-BluEJBHLw Part 2: Altitude Control Circuit |…
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Program an Arduino to control your drone's altitude with an ultrasonic distance sensor in this fun project! A kit is available (Arduino must be purchased separately, see written instructions for details): https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/science-buddies/diy-mini-drone-kit/?aff=SB1 Written instructions for this activity, including a circuit diagram and downloadable example code, are available on the Science Buddies website:…
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Control your mini popsicle stick drone's steering with an analog joystick and an Arduino in this fun STEM activity! A kit is available (Arduino must be purchased separately, see written instructions for details): https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/science-buddies/diy-mini-drone-kit/?aff=SB1 Written instructions, including a parts list, circuit diagram, and downloadable example code, are available on the Science Buddies website:…
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This career video provides day in the life information about the following jobs and occupations. JOB TITLE: Marine Engineers and Naval Architects OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION: Design, develop, and evaluate the operation of marine vessels, ship machinery, and related equipment, such as power supply and propulsion systems. ONET: 17-2121.00 JOB TITLE: Marine Engineers OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION: Design, develop, and take responsibility for the installation of ship machinery and related equipment…
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