A flat plate with a strong outward air flow can be used to pick up other objects.

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Bernoulli Floating Ball

Work Done by Expanding Air

How to Make a Vortex Cannon

Teachable Topics:

  • air pressure
  • Bernoulli's Principle
  • aeronautical lift


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  • flat plexiglass plate
  • pie plate
  • air blower with hose 


  • Drill a hole in the exact center of the plexiglass plate
  • Glue a rubber conduit over the hole for the blower hose to attach to
  • Attach the hose to the plate and turn on the blower
  • Pick up flat object with the plate.  Airflow may be to be adjusted depending on the size and weight of the object.


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