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firewatch

In the Spring, maple trees release multitudes of seeds into the air. They carelessly spin and drift in the wind until landing at their final destination, the ground. What causes the flight patterns the seeds follow? A twirling toy demonstrates the same careless flight and by manipulating different factors of the twirling toy, you can discover which factors are more influential.

Concepts

  • Forces
  • Air resistance
  • Engineering design