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CLIP 276

Aerodynamics - reducing air resistance

Aerodynamics - reducing air resistance

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Key Info
  • Aerodynamics - reducing air resistance
  • Duration: 03:30
  • Tests are conducted in a wind chamber to investigate the aerodynamics of riding a bike. The expert explains how air pushes against the rider exerting a force or drag to slow the rider down. They talk about the factors affecting drag and conduct various tests to reduce the drag on the rider.
  • Subject:



    Phys: Forces - Contact and Non-contact

  • Keywords: forces, friction, aerodynamics, drag, air resistance
Ideas for use in class
  • As a starter for lessons in Year 9, 'Speeding Up' topic. Introduction to an investigation about air resistance, eg parachutes. Reminder for older pupils starting topics involving forces.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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