8 yrs & up
Build a zany inflatable tube dancer that uses the physics of flowing air to perform its eye-catching moves. This motorized device uses a blower motor and a fabric tube to slink, shimmy, and shake around. Assemble the model to learn about its inner mechanisms, including fan and electric circuit, complete with battery, motor, and switch. Conduct experiments that demonstrate principles in air pressure, air flow, and aerodynamics:
- Make a ball float on a stream of air
- practice your aim in a game of air basketball
- launch balls into the air with the air cannon
This hands-on STEM kit brings science to life as it demonstrates the power of air pressure at work. An eight-panel, full-color manual guides your model building with step-by-step illustrated instructions.