Let the power of science BLOW you away!

BY: Mister C
last updated 02/15/2018
Let the power of science BLOW you away!

Follow along with Mister C on the video below to create your own "vortex cannon" to explore air movement.

Let the power of science BLOW you away!

YOU can do this, and it's SUPER Awesome!

When it comes to learning about air, Mister C has always been a fan!  Air surrounds us all the time, but because we are unable to see it, air can be challenging to explore. Air is composed mostly of nitrogen, oxygen, and a few other elements as well as trace amounts of things like water vapor water vapor, carbon dioxide, argon, and various other components. We may think of air as “nothing” but it’s movement can be a powerful force. If you have ever seen the impact of a tornado or hurricane, you know how truly powerful air can be!

Want to explore air in your own home? Follow along on the video below to create your own “vortex cannon” to explore air movement. Once you’ve built your air cannon, stack some cups and knock them over. Light a candle and then use the
cannon to blow it out! What can your AIR cannon move?

Materials: 
Plastic trash can
Sheet plastic
Drill/large bits
Scissors/snips (always use with care and adult supervision!)
Duct tape
Paint can & Smoke balls (optional)

Don’t have time to build? Join Mister C this weekend to explore the awesome air around us with a miniature version of this air cannon at TechFest 2018 at Sinclair Community College. Mister C will have shows at 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday (Feb 17 & 18, 2018)!

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, teacher, or friend, we can all take the time to help kids reach their full potential. Mister C invites you all to join him to explore the wonders of the world around us to LEARN TOGETHER!

When Mister C is not in the lab experimenting or in the studio dropping beats, he loves to connect with other learners online. Share with us how you’re having fun learning this week and use #LearnTogetherDayton to share with Mister C!

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