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Learning with fluid toys

How fluid toys can be used to demonstrate principles of fluid mechanics.

I guess every attempt to hide that I LOOOOVE fluid toys of any kind is futile. So imagine my excitement when my colleague sent me an article titled “Serious Fun: Using Toys to Demonstrate Fluid Mechanics Principles” by Saviz and Shakerin (2014). While their ideas are not really applicable to the kind of courses I usually teach, it is refreshing to see them embrace fluid toys in teaching, and it made me realize that I didn’t post movies that I made of toys that my sister gave me and my dad for our Birthdays back in May.

If you fancy seeing this thing in motion, go watch the videos below!