The University of Leeds is pleased to announce a new science competition inviting KS3 students to explore the wonders of everyday fluid dynamics. Deadline for entries Tuesday 1 December 2020.
A fluid is a medium which can flow, such as a liquid or a gas, and Fluid Dynamics is the study of fluids in motion. When a fluid is in motion, awesome things can happen. For example, in the photograph above, a NASA experiment shows how an aeroplane wingtips create trailing vortices which are made visible by the red smoke.
Scientists at the University of Leeds are currently investigating lots of fascinating Fluid Dynamics phenomena, from how the shape of the heart can change blood flow to how the flow in the Earth’s liquid mantle causes the magnetic poles to move. The university’s researchers would like to invite you to explore Fluid Dynamics with them!
Students are invited to get creative and explore the beauty of Fluid Dynamics through experimentation or real-world observation by submitting a photograph/ series of photographs (up to 6)/ video (max 10 seconds) that showcases the Fluid Dynamics phenomena in action alongside a short description (200 words). We encourage students to work in small teams, max 4 students per team and all visual entries will be displayed in an online gallery.
The following prizes are available:
Register your school’s interest online. The Teacher’s Pack, containing further information on the competition, as well as a description of selected Fluid Dynamics experiments that can be performed in class, can be found at https://tinyurl.com/fluids-photo . To speak to the competition organisers please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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