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This lesson guide includes six simple and quick activities to help learners better understand Bernoulli's Principle. The guide includes an explanation of the Bernoulli Effect as well as common misconceptions.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per student)

  • a 20-cm X 13-cm piece of paper
  • straw
  • two balloons
  • scissors
  • string
  • ruler or measuring tape
  • two ping pong balls
  • two pieces of notebook paper
  • square of paper approximately 3-cm X 3-cm
  • quarter or nickel
  • flexible straw


  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Formulating Explanations

Informal Categories

  • Transportation


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • Ricles, Shannon ; Locke, Dan ; Livingston, John


  • Public domain, ,

Funding Sources:

  • AIAA Foundation
  • Busch Gardens, Williamsburg
  • Hampton City Public Schools
  • ASA Langley Research Center’s Learning Technology Project and Aerospace Vehicle Systems Technology Program Office