Balancing Ball "Snack"

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This activity (aka "snack") provides instructions for suspending a ball in mid air using a hair dryer. It illustrates the following ideas/principles: Bernoulli's Principle, fluid flow, airstream, air pressue, curved surface, and air shadow.

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