Convection: Blowing Wind

Observe the motion of air around and through a building when the wind is blowing.

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If there are air leaks in a house, you might expect that their effect would be magnified on a windy day. The wind creates greater air pressure on the windward side of the building and forces air in through the leaks. At the same time, the pressure on the other side of the building is lowered, pulling air out through leaks. This model has a fan blowing against a building. Air motion is shown with arrows. Open and close the “windows” in the building and observe the results.

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© Copyright The Concord Consortium

Record Link
<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Convection: Blowing Wind. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2015, March 18.</a>

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Convection: Blowing Wind (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2015, March 18), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Convection: Blowing Wind (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2015, March 18), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

APA
Convection: Blowing Wind. (2015, March 18). Retrieved 2017, August 22, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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Engineering Energy EfficiencyThis resource is a part of the Concord Consortium's Engineering Energy Efficiency project.

Grade Level
Middle School, High School
Subject
Engineering, Physics
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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