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Air Works

“Air Works” (April 14–September 3, 2018) features interactive exhibits and specially-designed engineering tinkering activities that examine the properties of air and explore the science behind controlling and using this invisible substance in our everyday lives. For exhibit details, visit http://www.montshire.org/exhibits/detail/air-works. For the full press release, visit http://www.montshire.org/about/press-release/montshires-new-spring-exhibition-explores-the-science-behind-air. (All press photos on this page are by Oliver Parini.)

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Balance balls in a stream of air, send balls through a tube, or shoot balls high into the air at the Air Tubes exhibit.
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Use pipe pieces to design your own airflow system at the Air Tubes exhibit.
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Transport objects through a giant wall-sized system of tubes and hoses at the Airways exhibit.
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Use the controls to change the path of objects and experiment with different materials at the Airways exhibit.
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Make music by squeezing air over the mouths of bottles in this unique musical instrument designed by artist and musician Leonard Solomon.
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Make music by squeezing air over the mouths of bottles in this unique musical instrument designed by artist and musician Leonard Solomon.
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Experiment with air lift by hovering a variety of objects on a bed of smooth flowing air at the Hover Table.
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Use weights to stabilize the objects and change their movement at the Hover Table.
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Explore aerodynamics by folding different paper airplane designs and testing them on a 30-foot runway, using a paper airplane launcher.
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Explore aerodynamics by folding different paper airplane designs and testing them on a 30-foot paper airplane runway.
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Try to hit the target at the end of the lane and use a paper airplane launcher for repeatable results.
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Learn about the mechanics of sailboats as you launch a model boat across a lake.
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At the exhibit Sailboats, you can adjust the angle of a boat’s sail to steer it into the wind, away from the wind, and across the wind.
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At the Wind Tube exhibit, use creative design skills to construct an object that will float in a large tube of air.
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Explore the power of air at the Wind Tube exhibit.
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