Air Cannon
Air Cannon

Air Cannon

A cannon which can shoot a puff of air all the way across a room.

No, not an air-powered cannon, but a cannon which can shoot a puff of air all the way across a room. A short length of pipe has one clear end with a fist-sized hole in it, and one end with rubber stretched over it. A slap on the rubber end compresses the air inside the pipe, and forces it out the end hole, projecting a puff of air all the way across the room towards a flutter-disk target. Visitors can stand in the path of the air puff to see what it feels like to be hit with a cannonball made of air.

Location
Museum Building

Exhibit Set
AirPlay

 
 

Montshire Museum of Science Engage the Senses