Air Race

Race two balls in this air-powered challenge

Demonstrating the loss of energy from turbulence, Air Race allows visitors to race balls through two equal-length paths pushed by equal streams of air. One ball travels much more slowly than the other because one path has wiggles in it and one path is smooth. More energy is lost from the air in the wiggly path because of the turbulence caused by the wiggles.

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