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Experiments on air resistance

It's near the end of this MOOC, so you'll probably sit this one out and just watch the video.

It’s near the end of this course, so you’ll probably sit this one out and just watch the video.

It’s advanced cardboard engineering, and full of subtleties. You’ll reflect on it in the course review next week. For now, watch the tests and understand the rig.

You can download instructions to the experiment in the Downloads section below.

Talking points

  • We really enjoyed building and using this rig. What was your reaction to this experiment?

Share your experiment

If you attempt the experiment, take a photo and upload it to our Through Engineers’ Eyes Padlet wall. You can include a link to your photo in the comments for this step (click on your post on the Padlet wall and then copy the web address).

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Through Engineers' Eyes - Expanding the Vision: Engineering Mechanics by Experiment, Analysis and Design

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