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How Hot Air Balloons Work

A brief description of how Hot Air Balloons fly from HowStuffWorks.com. This site includes fascinating pictures of balloons at different stages of their flight.

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Projectile Motion

A very good little applet illustrating projectile motion with and without air resistance.

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Balloon Race: Floating and Sinking

A nice little demonstration of the concept behind hot air balloons and densities.

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Falling Parachutes and Air Resistance 1

A simulation of a mass falling under the influence of gravity while attached to a parachute.

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Falling Parachutes and Air Resistance 2

A simulation of two masses (may be altered) falling under the influence of gravity while attached to different sized parachutes.

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Pressure

A collection of interesting experiments dealing with air pressure and aerodynamics.

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Newton's Second Law Experiment

Download a Java Applet simulating an air track experiment (with variable friction) in which a glider is accelerated by a weight hanging over a pulley - demonstrating Newton's 1nd Law

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How Air Powered Cars Work

A brief description of how air-powered cars work from HowStuffWorks.com.

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How Air Conditioners Work

A brief description of how Air Conditioners work from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Explorescience: Golf Range

This activity lets you study the projectile range equation in a "golf" like setting. Vary the velocity and angle of the ball to get a hole in one. Add air resistance for more of a challenge. Could ...

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